Frank Valletta

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Obituary of Frank Valletta

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We celebrate the life of Frank E. Valletta, 89, beloved husband, Dad and Papoo, as we note his passing at home in Pompey, on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Frank was surrounded by the loving attention of his children and wife at the time of his passing. Frank leaves his wife of 62 years, Elaine (Radway) Valletta; his children Theresa Lea, Beth, Lisa, Michael, Jennifer, Josh, Nate and their spouses; 26 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, to Joseph and Anna (Brzezinski) Valletta and was a longtime resident of Pompey, New York. Upon graduating from CBA in 1949, he attended SUNY-Cortland, graduating in 1953 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education. Frank served his country during the Korean War before he met his wife, Elaine Radway, in the Old Stone Store in the town of Pompey. They were married in 1958 at the Pompey Community Church, where they were communicants. Frank was a Physical Education teacher and coach in the LaFayette School District for many years, and finished his teaching career as the Athletic Director at Nottingham High School. The family spent many wonderful summers at Raquette Lake Boys’ Camp, Oswegatchie, and Hidden Valley 4-H Camp where Frank was employed as a Camp Director. During that time he also diligently served his community as the school board president and Pompey town supervisor for over twenty years. Upon his retirement Frank decided to pursue his passion for woodworking opening a successful crafts business, Appletree Creations, with Elaine that kept them busy for thirty years. Frank enjoyed traveling to the beach, fishing, being in nature, playing solitaire, smoking his pipe, and spending time with all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was loved with much affection and we will dearly miss him and all of his curmudgeonly ways. We anticipate a sweet reunion in our Savior’s presence. A public service will be held at a later date. Please send an email to if you wish to be notified of the service details. To leave a message of sympathy for the Valletta family, please visit
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