Frank Tucci, age 87, of Kinter Hill Road, Edinboro, PA, passed away on September 14, 2011. He was born on July 30, 1924 in Crossingville, PA, son of the late Gasper and Maria Scalzo Tucci. ????ad????, as he was referred to by so many, was a kind and hard-working man, always with a smile and loved by all who knew him.

Tucci, FrankHe was a veteran of World War II serving the United States Army. His career in the trucking industry began in his early years and continued to grow into Frank Tucci Trucking & Construction Inc. He was instrumental in providing aggregates and earth work for commercial and residential construction projects throughout the region. Frank enjoyed watching a baseball game on Sunday afternoons, telling stories of his minor league baseball days, and especially enjoyed visits from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Venango VFW Post #169 and American Legion Post #381 of Cambridge Springs.

Besides his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sister – Mary Eagley, and brothers – Joseph and Gasper. He will be deeply missed by his wife – Geraldine Scovera Tucci; his twin sons – Frank Tucci and his wife, Brenda and Paul Tucci and his fianc???, Kelli Murphy both of Edinboro; and daughter – Jill Bollinger and her husband, Tony of Pittsburgh. His sisters – Ann Malina of Albion and Vera Campeau of Florida . Four grandchildren – Meghan Bean and her husband, Jason, Monica Bollinger, Gabrielle Bollinger and Joseph Bogda and his wife, Destinie; three great-grandchildren – Mykenzie Bean, Kaiden Bogda and Kammie Bogda, and many nieces and nephews. Despite him living a full, rich 87 years, they wish he could have lived forever.

Tucci, Frank1Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Avenue, Cambridge Springs and are invited there for a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17th , followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Phillips Church in Crossingville at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Father Thad Kondzielski, pastor of the Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Saint James Cemetery in Crossingville with full military honors to be given. Memorials can be made to any local volunteer fire department.