Obituaries

Frank G. Reale
Died: Apr 24, 2020

Frank G. Reale, entered into eternal life on April 24, 2020.  He was 97.  

Obituary
Web Site: Reale-memorial.com
Frank G Reale – 3/23/1923 – 4/24/2020. Funeral to be held on August 28, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1377 E. Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY at 11am.
Son of Carmela & Giaginto Reale of Mount Vernon, NY. Frank was one of six children, predeceased by his siblings Anthony, Irene, Mary, Colette, and William and their spouses.
Beloved father of four:
George & his wife Kathleen, grandsons George Jr., Brian & his wife Jennifer & 3 Great Grandchildren, Blake, Ella, & Catherine.
Frank: (4/2/2020) & his wife Janet, grandchildren Andrea & husband Kevin Byrne, great grandchildren Connor, Samantha & Abbie; granddaughter Nicole Starace and her husband James Masciuch
Patricia & late husband Tony (2013), grandson, Anthony (TJ) Cassio & wife Jessica, 4 great grandchildren, Lucas, Ellie, Clara & Sofia; granddaughter Jillian Rummo & husband Ernest, great grandchildren Giuliana and Matteo and granddaughter Amanda Cassio Murphy
Robert: (5/29/2019) & first wife Rosemary with 2 grandchildren Christina & Annie, and late wife Marie (2007) with 3 grandchildren Kristen & husband Tommy, 2 great grandchildren Graycen & Adeline, Jacqie & husband Andrew, Cassie & husband Matt, Great Grandchild Easton
He was also deeply loved by his many nieces and nephews

Frank graduated A.B.Davis H.S. Worked as paper boy, theater usher, and joined the Army as one of the first 19-year-olds’ in 1942. Sent to Texas for training and due to an injury was unable to go overseas, served honorably as Company Clerk. It was while serving at Camp Bowie, that on February 14, 1944, he met the love of his life, Martha Cleveland. They married on August 2, 1944. Their marriage was an inspiration to all who knew them. Frank was a man that believed in love, so it was no surprise to any of us that after our mother passed he found love again and married Judith and they were dedicated to and loved one another for almost 19 years. It was a joy to observe them together, so happy to have Judy as part of our family.
He was a circulation manager for the Daily Item for over 20 years, a top World Book Encyclopedia salesman, extremely successful Prudential Insurance agent. He traveled extensively throughout the US & Europe, put a lot of miles on his 1950”s Chrysler station wagon, and lots of cars to follow along with his motor home. He took three of his grandchildren on a summer long adventure to the Grand Canyon, Mexico and many stops along the way He was a Boy Scout Leader, Lions Club Member, Knights of Columbus Member, Eucharistic Minister and received numerous awards and recognitions.
Frank was a deeply religious man who believed that Love should be given to all. He said that Love was the answer to all the world’s problems. He believed and said that we are all brothers and sisters because we all had the same FATHER. He was a patient man, always willing to listen. He believed that the value of money was the memories you could make with it or the suffering you could alleviate with it. He was extremely hard working, sometimes holding down multiple jobs to make our lives more enjoyable. He loved making people laugh, was extremely successful but could not remember where he put his keys or to pack underwear. He was given a laptop for Christmas but, while taking a course was told to be careful of viruses, misunderstanding and afraid of getting ill, he gave the laptop to his grandson Brian. Once Frank & Pat filled his car with inflated balloons, he pushed them aside a little, rolled down his window and waved to us and drove to work with the occasional balloon floating out the window. He always said that GOD had blessed him, and he was grateful for family & his life.
Our father ended every mealtime prayer asking, “Sweet Jesus to come and eat with us” Frank is now sitting at God’s table along with all of those he loved who proceeded him, what a feast they are having.