Frank An­thony Ser­ravallo, 94, of Sauger­ties

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

SAUGER­TIES » Frank An­thony Ser­ravallo passed away on Mon­day, Aug. 14, 2017, in New Jersey, one week af­ter his 94th birth­day. Born in Glasco, N.Y., to the late For­tu­nato and Filom­ena Ser­ravallo, he was a long­time res­i­dent of Sauger­ties.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 71 years, Vi­vian; two sons, four grand­daugh­ters, eight great­grand­chil­dren, and one great-great-grand­son.

Frank al­ways took pride in his work, whether it was in the ice houses or brick­yards of Glasco, or as a presser in a Kingston dress fac­tory, where he met Vi­vian. Later, he worked in con­struc­tion and worked on repaving part of the New York State Thruway, among other jobs. Frank started his own busi­ness in­stalling fences (some of which still sur­round the ball fields across from his for­mer home on Elm Street), and do­ing ma­sonry and car­pen­try. He and Vi­vian also sold Christ­mas trees and home­made wreaths un­til they were in their late 70s, and he parked cars on his lawn dur­ing the Gar­lic Fes­ti­val and the Fourth of July.

In his free time, he took pride in serv­ing his com­mu­nity. He vol­un­teered for Glasco and Sauger­ties fire com­pa­nies for over 25 years, played and man­aged sand­lot base­ball, and man­aged Lit­tle League and Babe Ruth for 14 years. Frank was a proud mem­ber of St. Mary of the Snow church in Sauger­ties since 1960 and was head usher for 17 years.

Frank was al­ways phys­i­cally ac­tive. For a brief pe­riod, he trained to be a pro­fes­sional fighter. He roller-skated, wa­ter skied, and fished. He was an avid hiker with the Rip Van Win­kle Hik­ers club be­gin­ning at the age of 73. He climbed the 35 Catskill moun­tains over 3,500 feet to become a mem­ber of the “3500 Club” and then re­peated this feat by hik­ing all of these moun­tains again in the win­ter. On Aug. 13, 2005, Frank com­pleted his goal of climbing all of these moun­tains yet again in his 80s.

Frank — “Curly” to his friends, and “Poppy” to his fam­ily — will likely be re­mem­bered for his ex­tremely out­go­ing per­son­al­ity and how he loved so­cial­iz­ing with friends and fam­ily and mak­ing them laugh.

With love, your fam­ily in New Jersey: son, Fred, his wife, Patti; their chil­dren, Jennifer and her part­ner Jen D’Agosta, Melissa and her hus­band Jamie Miller, Ni­cholas Christoff and his wife Michelle Baker; and great-grand­chil­dren, Lola and Vi­vian, Lia and Jack.

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