Frank L. Muto, 86, of 440 Congress St., Bradford, formerly of Bolivar Drive, passed away, Thursday (Jan. 23, 2014) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Nov. 22, 1927, in Rochester, N.Y., he was a son of the late Anthony D. and Susan (Chiapetta) Muto.
In 1956, he married Virginia M. (Sweitzer) Muto, who preceded him in death on June 25, 1992.
Mr. Muto was a 1946 graduate of Bradford Area High School. He was Captain of the undefeated football team under Coach Pflug. He was selected to play on the Pennsylvania All State Football Team.
On Sept. 18, 1950, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Cpl. in Japan during the Korean War. On Aug. 22, 1952, he was honorably discharged.
He was a member of the Italian American Club, American Legion, VFW and the former Bradford Moose Lodge.
He owned and operated the Option House for many years. He was involved in commercial real estate in the Bradford area for some time. He also managed the kitchen at Howard Johnson's and later was the chef at Casey's Restaurant.
Surviving are two children, a daughter, Maria A. (Tim) Heraty, and a son, Mark C. (Barbara) Muto, all of Pittsburgh; a brother, Anthony Muto of Browntown Township, Mich., four grandchildren, Kelly Muto, Emily Muto, John Heraty and Michael Heraty; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Anthony Muto, who died July 1, 1993, and John W. Muto, who died Jan. 20, 1995; and one sister, Phyllis Beyer.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as Celebrant.
Military Honors and burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Hospice, VNA, 1223 East Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 2014