March 27, 1953 - August 4, 2017
Frank A. Chirico Sr., 64, of Brighton Twp., passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, after a courageous battle with MSA. Born March 27, 1953, in Rochester, a son of the late Frank and Amelia DeLuigi Chirico, he was owner of the Top of the Ninth Pizza Shop for 29 years in Marion Hill, Pulaski Township. He had retired after 26 years from the former Republic Steel Co., Beaver Falls. He was former member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish, Rochester, and had been a member of the U.S. Army National Guard where he served for 6 years. Frank enjoyed spending time with his grandkids especially watching them play baseball and football. They all spent time camping and vacationing together and he enjoyed traveling to California to visit his daughter and grandsons. Frank loved motorcycling and taking trips into the desert. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends and all outdoor activities. Mostly Frank was a hard worker and entrepreneur and known to be a great handyman able to fix anything. Surviving are his wife, Diane C. Madish Chirico; one son and daughter-in-law, Frank A. Jr. and Kim Chirico, Brighton Twp.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Nicole C. and Jason Shallcross, Brighton Twp., and Tina M. Chirico, Long Beach, Calif.; his loving six grandchildren of whom he adored, JJ, Frankie, Sydney, Gabriel, Emi, and Anthony; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances Todora and her husband, Mark, Center Twp., and Alexis Harper and her husband, Henry, Brighton Twp.; one brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Nancy Chirico; a sister-in-law, Charlene DeLuigi, Hopewell; a close brother-in-law, Nick Madish, Brighton Twp.; four brothers-in-law and seven sisters-in-law, Ruth Stirling and her husband, Gary, Butler; Nancy Cindrich, Monaca; Rosemary Barker and her husband, Brian, Maryville, Tenn.; Shirley Shaffer and her husband, Jim, Beaver Falls; Susan Davis, Monaca; Julie Gibson and her husband, Wayne, Chippewa, and Peggy Madish, Ohioville; three aunts, Bessie Young, Monaca; Rose Crocker, Beaver and Josephine Catanzarite, Rochester; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends Mike and Debbie Baycura, New Brighton. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosalie Stewart and Angie DiJovin; one brother, Arthur DeLuigi; and three two brothers-in-law, Pete and John Madish and Chi Davis. Friends will be received Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where a blessing service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. The family wishes memorial contributions be made to Multiple System Atrophy Coalition Fund, 9935 - D Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277. The family wishes to thank the Concordia Visiting Nurses and Hospice staff for the care and comfort given to Frank.
Frank A. Chirico Sr., 64, of Brighton Twp., passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, after a courageous battle with MSA. Born March 27, 1953, in Rochester, a son of the late Frank and Amelia DeLuigi Chirico, he was owner of the Top of the Ninth... View Obituary & Service Information
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