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YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Church with Father Gary George, C.Ss.R. officiating, preceded by a 9:15 a.m. prayer service held at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, for Adolph “Al” Frazzini Jr., 71, who passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Boardman, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Al will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his big smile and outgoing personality.

He was born July 11, 1941, in Youngstown, the son of Adolph Sr. and Anne (Ward) Frazzini and was a lifelong area resident.

Al was a 1959 graduate of Ursuline High School and was a member of St. Christine Church, the National Association of Letter Carriers, and The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest committee.

He was employed for over 41 years as a Letter Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and retired in 2003.

Al served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned the rank of Private First Class along with being awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He was injured during a training exercise that made him a disabled veteran.

Al enjoyed storytelling, socializing with his friends and he especially loved spending time with his family. Gardening was a hobby in which he took great pride. His favorite vacation destination was Disney World, where he could be a kid again and get lost in the magic.

He leaves behind to hold on to his precious memories, his beloved wife, the former Jean Smith, whom he married on April 16, 1994; six children, Janine (Bobby) Nelms of Texas, Stephen (Jume) Frazzini of Washington, David (Peggy) Koch of Boardman, Lisa (George) Beshara of Canfield, Beverly James of North Canton, and Anna Frazzini of Hubbard; and 13 grandchildren, Faith, Conner, Mintra, Brad, Lesley, Brent, Kamlie, Elly, Matthew, Madison, Mia, Jared, and Sophia.

Besides his parents, Al was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Koch.

Friends may call on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, where a prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m.

Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Austintown, with full military honors provided by the great men of the Trumbull County American Legion.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Frazzini family.

Al’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to Dr. Zeno and his staff for all their help and support during Al’s illness. They also would like to thank Dr. Knight and the staff at Hope Center for Cancer Care for their care and compassion during his illness.

Material contributions may be made in Al’s name to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 208 W. Front St., Youngstown, OH 44503.

Guestbook Entries

“Dear Jean and Family, We were so very sorry to hear of Al's passing. We always enjoyed seeing him at family gatherings and enjoyed his stories and his wonderful smile. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Love, Mike, Denise & Jeff Looker (Peg's sister and family from Stow)”

 » Denise Looker on November 24, 2012

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