Frank J. Nicolosi, 66, of Peckville, passed away peacefully Sunday, surrounded by his family at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He was married to the former Kimberly Fioretti. The couple celebrated its 25th wedding anniversary.
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Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Frank and Agnes Schiavo Nicolosi. He was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School, Scranton, and Millersville University. Before retirement, Frank was a 30-year science teacher and coach at Valley View High School, Archbald. While at Valley View, he coached multiple sports teams, including girls softball, girls basketball, boys baseball and boys basketball. While there, he lead the teams to many district championships and the 1996 Valley View boys basketball team to the state finals.
He had a positive influence on the many student athletes throughout his years of coaching. He played in multiple modified softball leagues throughout the area, and enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was an avid fisherman and a former eagle scout. He was a member of the Roman Catholic faith.
Frank was a loving husband, father and friend who will be sadly missed.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Richard Emanuleson, the staff of the Hematology and Oncology Association of NEPA and the staff of the Northeast Nephrology Association for the compassionate care given to Frank.
Also surviving are his two sons, Frank and James, Peckville; aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at the Prince of Peace Parish, West Grace Street, Old Forge. Interment, Old Forge Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
at www.cancer.org or the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Louis V Ciuccio Funeral Home
145 Moosic Rd
Old Forge, PA 18518
Published in Scranton Times on July 29, 2014