Frank S. Rico

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Mr. Frank S. Rico, 73, a resident of the Heights section of the city, passed into eternal life unexpectedly at his residence on March 11, 2018.

Born Oct. 30, 1944 in Los Angeles, Calif., he was a son to the late Frank Rico and Isabelle Mora Gatrell.

He was educated in the California schools, relocating to the Wyoming Valley with his family at a young age. Frank was employed as a welder prior to his retirement, and was a member of Meade Street Baptist Church in Wilkes-Barre.

He was preceded by his father, Frank Rico Sr., his mother, Mrs. Isabelle M. Mora Gatrell; his step-father, Mr. James L. Gatrell Sr. and by sisters, Mrs. Coral Ann Washburn and Ms. Ruth Rico.

Left to mourn his passing are his former spouse, Ms. Linda Tarreto Rico; sons, Frank III and Kristofor Rico; seven grandchildren; brother, James L. Gatrell Jr. and his fiance, Diane Golya of White Haven; Aunt Mrs. Mary Ann Rose of Nuangola; Niece Stephanie; three great-nieces, several cousins and dear friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Rico will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday from the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 E. Northampton St.

Interment will be next to his family in Oak Lawn Cemetery, 1250 S. Main St., Hanover Twp.

Relatives and friends may join Frank's family for visitation and remembrances Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

To leave an online expression of sympathy, a fond remembrance of Frank or for further information, please visit our family's website at
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John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc.
281 E Northampton St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 8, 2018