Francis E. Trevelline, 90

Francis Eugene Trevelline (Frank/ Fats/ Pap), 90, of Ripley NY, (formerly of Ellwood City) passed away on November 17, 2021 in his home, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born August 25,1931, in Boyers, PA. He was the son of the late Luigi and Amelia Campana Trevelline. Frank was married to Barbara Brown Trevelline for 38 years when she passed away in September 1995.

Frank founded the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe in 1959, easiest job was to stick a fork in a wiener and put on a bun. He was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1952-1954 and Catholic by Faith. Frank enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, riding his bike, going for walks, and sitting at his gazebo looking at Lake Erie. Frank was devoted and generous with his children and grandchildren. He is very proud of the life he built and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Rich) Martorana of Tiffin, OH, Barbie (Don) Anderson of Lyndonville, NY; three sons, Dan (Patty) Trevelline of Chippewa, PA. John (Cindy) Trevelline of Ripley, NY and Bob (Kelly) Trevelline of Corry, PA; brother, Ray Trevelline of Girard, OH; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Karen Locke, three brothers; Paul, Joe, and Victor Trevelline and two sisters; Theresa LaCava and Ellen Doverspike.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday November 22, 2021 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday November 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Funeral Home conducted by Father Mark Thomas.

Interment will follow in St. Peters Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care 20 W Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750

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6 thoughts on “Francis E. Trevelline, 90

  1. Deepest sympathy to the entire Trevelline family. We will always remember Frank’s kindness and pleasant ways at Paradise Bay Park. He was so proud to see children and their hard work taking over and starting their new business adventure.

  2. my sincere sympathies to your family. Frank was a great guy. was always good to me when growing up with his daughter whom i miss dearly. i know he will be missed. my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  3. my sincere condolences to your family with the loss of your father. Frank was a great guy was always good to me when growing up with his daughter whom i miss dearly. i know he will be greatly missed. He had a full and great life. my thought’s and prayers are with you all

  4. I can still remember the good times growing up on North Side in Ellwood. One of the highlights winter sled riding down the hill behind Frank’s house on Greg Street and the enter tube track over the hill. “Fats” was one of the neighbors who made it a great place to live. My sympathy to the family.

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