M. Frank Burkett

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

1945 - 2020


September 30, 2020
Latrobe, Pennsylvania


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M. Frank "Shorty" Burkett, 75, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born June 25, 1945, in Manor, he was a son of the late H. Frank Burkett and Edna (Storm) Burkett. Frank was a self-employed contractor and the owner and operator of Latrobe Billiards. A veteran of the Vietnam Era, he served with the Navy. He was an avid pool player and golfer and was a member of the B.P.O. Elks No. 907. Frank was proud of his family and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed being around his many friends and loved his Tuesday shopping trips with his granddaughter, Anna. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joseph E. Battaglia. Frank is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita A. (Battaglia) Burkett, of Latrobe; his three children, Gina L. Ciocco and her husband, Tom, of Derry, Frankie J. Burkett and his wife, Gina Marie, of Greensburg, and Amy C. Roy and her husband, Mark, of Cincinnati, Ohio; one granddaughter, the apple of his eye, Anna Ciocco; two sisters, Eddylee Lalor, of Union, N.J., and Delna Hauer, of Monroeville; his mother-in-law, Eva Battaglia, of Latrobe; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mario and Ann Battaglia, of Latrobe; and he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Holy Family Church, Latrobe, with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. To sign the online guest book, send condolences, or share a story, please visit www.lopatich.com.

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RIP Shorty. You'll be playing poker and shooting pool in heaven.

My heart my thoughts and prayers are with you Anita and family. What a great loss for those who knew and experienced Shorty. Always with a smile and a good word. He will be missed.