BALLATO, Frank E. Sr., 87, of Weirton, passed away Saturday August 11, 2012, at the Weirton Medical Center.
Born on December 2, 1924, in Weirton, Frank was a son of the late Charles and Rosalie Maiolino Ballato.
He was also preceded in death by his wife Barbara Jean (Glasure) Ballato, whom he married on August 17, 1952; three brothers, Saro, Michael and Charles "Chappy" Ballato; a sister, Carmela D'Alesio; and a grandson, Justin Ballato.
After 48 years of service, Frank retired as a coal inspector from Starvaggi Industries.
He was a member of Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, ISDA Weirtonian Lodge 183, K of C 3734, and the Teamster's Union Local 428.
In his free time Frank enjoyed walking in the woods and picking mushrooms and berries.
He is survived by his three sons, Frank E. (Sandra) Ballato Jr., Jeffrey Ballato Sr. and Danny Ballato all of Weirton, WV; a sister, Sarah (Tom) Dickey of Pittsburgh, PA; a half brother, Constantino Ballato and a half sister, Maria Ballato both of Saint Angelo DiBrolo, Italy; four grandchildren, Angela (Ballato) Allenspach, Frank Ballato III, Jeffrey Ballato Jr. and Danielle Ballato; four great-grandchildren, Tyler Allenspach, Frank Ballato IV, Brayden and Parker Ballato.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton.
Rev. Fr. Larry Dorsch will preside.
Interment will follow at Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062.
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