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).