Frank E. “Spanky” Pietranton

November 9, 1937 - February 14, 2021

11/09/1937 - 02/14/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Friday February 19, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Friday February 19, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday February 20, 2021
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Saturday February 20, 2021
11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions

Frank Edward Pietranton, “Spanky”, 83, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, at his home.

Frank was born November 9, 1937, in Weirton, WV, a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Pete) Pietranton. He was a graduate of Weir High School; a retired data processor for Blue Cross & Blue Shield; and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Elm Grove; the Altar Society at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Parish, Triadelphia, where he volunteered at the annual Lenten Fish Fry; and the Wheeling Park Boosters, having sold tickets for athletic events for 35 years. He was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by a son, Mark Pietranton; and two brothers, Anthony and Robert Pietranton. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Constance “Connie” (Musico) Pietranton; five children, Terri (John) Cline of Bridgeville, PA, Betty Jo “BJ” (David) Olson of Wheeling, Stephen “Stef” Pietranton (David Riter) of Newport, KY; Michelle “Shelly” (Mark) Bailer of Martins Ferry, OH; and Mike (Corey) Pietranton of Wheeling; and eight grandchildren, Lauren Cline (Chris Madden), Chris Cline (Abby Bastaroli), Maria Olson, Michael Olson, Olivia Bailer (Eric Myers), Leah Bailer, Katie Bailer (Mason “Champ” Kuneff) and Andrew Bailer; a great-grandson, Andrew Madden; and several nieces and nephews..

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Friday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:45 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Saturday, February 20, 2021, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. Msgr. Paul Hudock as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors.

Please note that social distancing will be in place during the visitation and funeral Mass. All attendees will be required to wear a mask or face covering. If you are unable to attend in person, and wish to view Frank’s funeral Mass remotely, please click here- https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/99080031.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Parish Educational Fund (SVPEF), 2244 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003 (click here).

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Matt Grieve
7 months ago

RIP Frank

Debbie McCroskey Becker
1 year ago

There are no words to cover how sorry I am to hear of Frank’s passing. He was the best boss I ever had. We shared the same birthday and he was a great friend. He always wore a smile and everyone enjoyed his company. Another Angel in heaven to be watching down upon your family. He loved and cherished everyone of you. He was so proud and loved you all so much. Sorry for your loss.

Rebecca Martin
1 year ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. I just watched to funeral online. What a beautiful service. You cannot think of Frank without smiling and laughing and having at least one good story! Life well lived and fabulous legacy of a really special family! Love to you all!

Steve Dolan
1 year ago

Connie and Family, we are saddened to hear of your loss. Frank was a good man with a good heart. He had a great sense of humor and always found a way to make you smile. We have lots of good memories either at a football or basketball game and Church on Sundays. Frank and Connie would often sit behind us at Mass where he would make our girls laugh and giggle all the time. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Steve and Mary Dolan

Ray Coe
1 year ago

Condolences to you and your family and the numerous friends of Frank. Andrea, Eric, and I pray for all of you. I am just sorry that I didn’t get a chance to meet him. If he has your personality, he would surely be a hoot.

Paul and Elane Colesante Renzelli
1 year ago

Connie and family, Paul and I are sorry we can’t be with you, but you are in our hearts and prayers. As people of faith, we know we will all meet again! Peace be with you.

Brenda and Mark Mayer
1 year ago

Well, we had way more fun and jokes about pepperoni than anybody should at Convenient Food Mart #3811 in Elm Grove. Frank aka Mr. Pie, was the life of the moment! Your Dad spread joy! What a legacy to leave. You know that my family is grieving with your family! Hugs and prayers…..

Lis and Butch Miller
1 year ago

Connie and Family
So very sorry for your loss. Frank made me feel welcome when I started at BC/BS.He was a man you never forgot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time!

Linda Pietranton
1 year ago

I am sorry that I cannot be with you, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mark McLaughlin
1 year ago

Always enjoyed shooting hoops with Frank at the Wellness Center, Frank I’ll do a 1/2 Three for ya … Thoughts and Prayers to the Family