Frank Richard Spampata Jr., 77, of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, as a result of pulmonary fibrosis.
Frank was born in Buffalo, New York, on May 13, 1942, to Frank Richard and Edna M (Karg) Spampata. Frank graduated from Riverside High School in 1960. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and reported to the Great Lakes Naval Station. He was honorably discharged. He worked for several years in the airline industry including Eastern Airlines in New York City, Allegheny and Mohawk airlines in Massena and Ogdensburg, NY before starting his own travel agency in Malone.
Frank married Valerie Jean Williams on November 24, 2000 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Frank’s hobbies included gardening, going to the beach, playing guitar, traveling, and intricate woodworking. While living in Dallas he enjoyed going to the airport to welcome returning service members.
Frank was a true American Patriot and never lost his love of the Armed Forces. He was especially proud of his stepsons Clint and Jerrod Williams for their continued service in the United States Air Force and Army, respectively.
His various career choices always somehow found him surrounded by all the Greatness America has to offer. From his stint with the US Post Service, to his love and knowledge of American cars, to his last position with Concord American Flag Company, his pride in his country was always on full display. So much so that he tattooed a Screaming Eagle on his right arm.
Frank was predeceased by his parents, Frank Sr. and Edna, and his sister, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie; four daughters, Nancy Monette of Malone, New York, Deidre Zaccone of Byram Township, New Jersey, Monica Spampata of Washingtonville, New York, and Angela Doyle of Lynchburg, Virginia; two stepsons, Clint Williams of Bossier City, Louisiana and Jerrod Williams of Savannah, Georgia; one stepdaughter Nicole Rayburn of Frisco, Texas and ten grandchildren, Ashley Monette, Bruce Monette III, Veronica Monette, Patrick Reinisch, Lillian Smith, Cyrus Clark, Jack Clark, McHale Clark, Atticus Doyle, and Sylus Doyle, and four step grandchildren, Alyssa Rayburn, Brayden Rayburn, Carter Rayburn and Brady Williams.
Memorial Service in His Honor: at Taylor Funeral Home on Sunday June 3030, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
In Lieu of Flowers the family request that donations be made to Suncoast Hospice.