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CANFIELD - Frank Bondello, 75, was called to heaven Sunday, December 18, 2022, and reunited with his wife, Carmel Patrick Bondello, who was called to the Lord in 2016.

Frank was born on April 24, 1947, in Youngstown to Frank and Gloria Vigiani Bondelo. He was a graduate of Austin Township Fitch High School, Class of 1965, then joined the US Army and served with it and was in the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge in 1968, he worked as an electrician at St Elizabeth’s Hospital until his retirement. He lived a happy life, amidst his pride and joy, his many family and friends.

If you know Frank, you are very lucky. Words to describe him: kind, sweet, soft-spoken, soft-spoken, with a smile that lit up the room. He didn’t have a harsh word to say about anyone.

He enjoyed going to meet his friends to watch Gia Angelo and Blue Wolf football - so, if you were looking for him and couldn’t find him, well, your best bet was where he was. He also just enjoyed sitting on his patio in the summer listening to music, anything from country, doo-wop or classic rock.

Frank has been a member of St. Christine’s Parish for many years.

Most of all, he enjoyed and loved being with his family. Whether it was a weekend coffee with his daughter, Tracy and her family, or his two-week vacation in Florida to visit his other daughter, Kelly and his family, he always knew the importance of spending time with them.

He will be greatly missed by family and many friends, but so will his daughters Tracy (Steve) Becchia from Canfield and Kelly (Steve) Carroll from San Antonio, Florida; and his three grandchildren, Gabriella, Emma, ​​and Drew.

His parents, Frank and Gloria Vigiani Bondelo, preceded him in death; and his brother, John Bondello.

“We weren’t ready to leave us, but knowing you’re right where you want to be, and that you’re in heaven with your wife, the love of your life (our mother), brings us some comfort, and we know you both will be watching over us.”

There will be a special service for the family, with an honor guard for Frank’s dedication to the military. Any flowers or memories you wish to share can be made on the tribute wall at www.vaschak-kirilafh.com, or sent to family.

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