ABBATE, Frank 97 years old. Survived by his two daughters - Louise Smith and Patti Russell; four grandchildren - Diana O' Loane, Coby Mc Laughlin, Terry St. John, and Michele Butcher; three great-grandchildren - Jeanna O' Loane, Douglas O' Loane and Isabella Mann, and longtime friend Paula Matlovsky. Frank retired from Anheuser Busch to start his own business with his wife Frances in No. Hollywood. Their establishment was called "Venice Italian Market," an Italian Deli. Frank always welcomed all his customers with a smile and a funny joke. Frank was loved by all. Funeral Service on Thursday, April 15, 2010, 12:00 p.m., at Praiswater Mortuary in Van Nuys, California. Funeral Directors: Funeraria del Angel Praiswater (818) 785-8617
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 14, 2010