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Frank M. Trotta


1920 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Frank M. Trotta Obituary
1920 - 2016 Frank M. Trotta died peacefully at home on March 24, 2016. He was 95 years old. Frank was born in Scarcelli, Calabria, Italy on December 20, 1920, to Nicola and Luisa (D'Elia) Trotta. His father emigrated to America in 1921 and in 1928, he and his mother followed. They settled in Dearborn, Michigan where they operated a grocery store specializing in Italian foods. In 1938, Frank married Teresa Spadafora. They had two sons who were born in Dearborn: Nick (who predeceased his parents) and Dante. Frank was a WWII veteran serving in the Army from 1944 to 1946. In 1947, Frank's family moved to Burbank, California where their two daughters, Louise (who predeceased her parents) and Diana were born. Frank operated another grocery store but it went out of business after two years. In 1949, Frank obtained his real estate license, which proved to be the beginning of a long and illustrious career. He was owner/broker of Trotta Realty, Inc. since 1949 and was a member of the Burbank Board of Realtors where, in 1963, he served as its president. In addition to real estate, Frank was involved in numerous civic organizations: DAV, VFW, Burbank Sertoma, and Elks Club, to name a few. Among his many activities, making wine and spending time with his family were among his favorites. Frank is survived by his son Dante (Rhoda) and daughter Diana Mitas (Bob), 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Josephine Pallotti and Nina Sutton. Thanks to comfort keepers for the care they provided and a special thanks to Esperanza and Francesca for their love, devotion, and extraordinary care that they gave to our dad. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in his honor to Disabled Veterans Charities, 13550 E. Ramona Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706. Service held at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary viewing March 31, 2016 at 9:30-11:15am and Funeral Mass held at San Fernando Mission Rey Church at 12:00 pm. Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary 11160 Stranwood Ave. Mission Hills, CA 91345 (818)361-7387
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 30, 2016
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