Manganaro, Frank T. died Dec. 26, 2009, at his home in Glendale. He was 60, and a loving, devoted husband, thoughtful brother and faithful friend to many. Kind and gentle, patient and upbeat, Frank was ever the optimist. He thought Mizzou would win every football game, and the next cast would land the big one. A confirmed bachelor until he met Jenny Ross, he serenaded her with That's Amore at their wedding in 1998. They were never apart until his death. The son of the late Dr. Frank Manganaro and Mildred Strattman Manganaro, Frank and his two brothers and six sisters grew up in Webster Park, and were active in Holy Redeemer Parish. He graduated from Chaminade Preparatory High School in 1967, where he was co-captain of the football team. As a lanky tight end, Frank still holds the record for longest touchdown pass with an 86-yard reception. He attended the University of Missouri and graduated from Northeast Missouri State at Kirksville. He received his masters in math from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is survived by his wife, Jenny, his mother, Mildred, and his brothers and sisters: Mary, John (and Peggy), Kathy (and Vic) Richey, Eileen (and Bill George), Teresa (and Bruce) Norman, Bill (and Janice) and Lisa. All are from St. Louis, except Bill, who lives in Chicago, and Lisa, who lives in Kansas City. Frank was the son-inlaw of the late Lawrence K. Roos and brother-in-law of Chip and Ellen. Frank was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Manganaro, who was a missionary nun and physician. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to either the Inter-faith Committee on Latin America, 438 North Skinker Bloulevard, St. Louis, Mo., 63130, attention the Clinica Ana Manganaro, or BJC Hospice, 9890 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124. Services: Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood. A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 341 East Lockwood, Webster Groves. Burial will be private. You had a sweet life, Frankie, but it ended way too soon. There are a lot of us who miss you, including Captain and Butter.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dec. 28, 2009