Frank Paul Cassetto, 90
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP Frank Paul Cassetto, 90, died at Forum Health Center following a brief illness and hospitalization.
He was born April 24, 1914 in Youngstown, the oldest child of Frank P. Cassetto Sr. and Mary Laurie Cassetto Greco. He was a lifelong resident of the Youngstown area, living in Briar Hill and moving to Liberty Township in 1955 into a brick home he built himself. In 2002, he and his wife, the late Phyllis Julian Cassetto, moved into Liberty Arms Assisted Living, and in 2003, he moved into Liberty Health Care. His wife, Phyllis, passed away March 13 of this year. Frank and Phyllis were married Aug. 27, 1936.
Frank worked for years at Youngstown Sheet and Tube as a bricklayer until 1948 and then went into self employment as a mason contractor. He was a member of Bricklayers Local No. 8.
He was a life member of St. Roccos Episcopal Church and served on the Vestry for many years. He was instrumental in assisting with the churchs move from the Briar Hill Calvin Street location to the Liberty area. His bricklayer creativity is apparent in many locations throughout the church. During the 1940s, he and his wife were involved in the ministry at the Christs Mission Recreation Center.
He was a junior high and high school athlete at South High School and played basketball and baseball. He and his wife met while he was playing third base for a local team at Tod Park in Briar Hill. For more than 48 years, he was an avid golfer and bowler, playing for the McKinley Lanes Bowling League and Mahoning Golf Leagues. He was an avid gardener for years, generously passing much of the produce raised on to others. Best of all, Frank was a loving son, husband, father, brother and uncle. He was a man of great integrity.
Mr. Cassetto is survived by his sister, Carmel Cassetto Naples; and a brother, Norman Sauce of Youngstown. He is also survived by two daughters, Carole (Peter) Jean Cassetto Dyck of LaCanada, Calif., and Phyllis June Cassetto of Elizabeth, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Brett and Janis Crowell Chernicky of Pitcairn, Pa., Daniel and Michelle Dyck Bodwell of Pasadena, Calif., Robert and Deborah Dyck Nailon of Baytown, Texas, and Brad and Carrie Dyck Froese of Coquitlam, British Columbia; five great-grandchildren, Robbie, Trevor and Mallory Nailon of Texas and Tyler and Larkyn Froese of British Columbia; and a number of cherished nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Julian Cassetto; his parents; a grandson, Christopher Peter Dyck of LaCanada; a brother, Andrew Cassetto; and a sister, Lucy Cassetto Jarvis.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Schiavone Funeral Home on Belmont Avenue.
There will be memorial services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Roccos Episcopal Church, 239 Trumbull Ct. in Liberty Township, with the Rev. Steven Pressey officiating. There will be a viewing in the Narthex of the church at 10 a.m. prior to the memorial services.
Graveside services will follow at Belmont Cemetery with a lunch reception immediately following at the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cassetto Memorial Fund at St. Roccos Episcopal Church.