Frank L. Spadarella Mar. 12, 1925 - Oct. 4, 2009 At peace, Frank Spadarella, beloved husband of Ida; father of Tony and Robert (Regina) Spadarella; grandfather of Bernadette (Jim) Christensen and of Frank and Nicholas Spadarella; great-grandfather of Caramia and Isabella Christensen; uncle of Georgia Enoch of Texarkana, AR; son of the late Antonio and Caroline Spadarella; a native of Brooklyn, New York, aged 84 years. A well-known local restaurant owner [Toto's Restaurants] and fine art photographer, Frank was also a philanthropist and civic leader. He was one of the founders of the Italian-American Museum of San Francisco, a past president of the Daly City Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Mission Lions Club, a founder of the Lions Club Eye Foundation, and a member of the San Mateo County Human Relations Board. He was a proud member of the Opus Club and the Cuore di Napoli Club. Frank was also a proud WWII veteran (U.S.C.G..). Private services were held. Donations please to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005; or to the Palo Alto VA Hospital (GPF #2278) Spadarella Memorial, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1290.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2009