Frank Pittarese, of Selden, passed away at age 87 on February 7, 2023. He is the beloved husband to Joan Pittarese. Frank was born on September 15, 1935 to Frank and Marie Pittarese of Brooklyn, New York. He is survived by his loving sister, Ann Kish of Forked River, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his brother, Nicholas Pittarese. He was the adored father of Margaret (Anthony) Morena, Frank Pittarese, Maria (Tom) Sylvester, Joan (Todd) George, and John (Christine) Pittarese. Frank is predeceased by his son, James Pittarese. Frank was dearly loved by his ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Frank served as a United States Army Military Police Corporal from February of 1955 – February 1957. He married the love of his life, Joan Malone, in May of 1957. Together, they welcomed six children and built a beautiful life together. He worked in shipping and logistics, taking the LIRR to Manhattan each day, working hard to provide for his family. He retired as a Vice President of the Kerr Steamship Company. Frank was a proud 4th degree member of the Suffolk County East Knights of Columbus.
Frank was an avid reader and a writer of stories, poems and music. He loved the game of chess and teaching his grandchildren how to play. Frank will be deeply missed and always remembered by his family.