Frank Anthony Vitel­laro of Pennington

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - OBITUARIES -

Frank Anthony Vitel­laro, 94, of Pennington, passed away peace­fully Sun­day, May 13, 2018 at home.

Born in Tren­ton, he was a long time Pennington res­i­dent.

Frank was a Navy Vet­eran serv­ing dur­ing World War II.

He was a tal­ented en­gi­neer who could build ev­ery­thing from go carts, boats, planes to homes with­out any for­mal school­ing. He held many patents.

Frank dis­cov­ered avi­a­tion and was a pi­lot from youth; he owned many types of planes over his life­time. He par­tic­u­larly loved and was sought af­ter for his ex­per­tise in restoring his­toric planes at Pem­ber­ton Air­port. In his later years, he started model air­craft build­ing. He owned many clas­sic corvettes through the years and en­joyed at­tend­ing clas­sic car shows.

He was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, Vin­cenzo Vitel­laro and Gio­vanna (Ros­sano) Vitel­laro who em­i­grated from Castel­ter­mini, Italy; his beloved wife of 58 years, Ann E. Mel­lodge Vitel­laro; and sis­ters, Mary Gi­ambroni, Mar­garet Mys­trena and Grace Ce­saro.

Frank is sur­vived by his chil­dren, Frank V. Vitel­laro and his wife Kris­ten Ja­cobus of Pennington, and Deb­o­rah A. and her hus­band, Ger­ald C. Schreck of Madi­son. Frank loved time spent with his two grand­daugh­ters, Sa­man­tha Leigh Vitel­laro and Syd­ney Gianna Schreck, and he has many nieces and neph­ews. Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to pay their re­spects to Frank’s fam­ily on Mon­day, May 21 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Grue­rio Fu­neral Home, 311 Ch­est­nut Av­enue, Tren­ton. The fu­neral will be held at 10:00 a.m. from the Grue­rio Fu­neral Home to A Mass of Chris­tian burial cel­e­brated at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the An­gels Parish at St. Joachim Church, 2056 Butler Street, Tren­ton. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Our Lady of Lour­des Ceme­tery, 400 Woolsey Street, Hamil­ton.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions in Frank’s name may be made to: Delaware Val­ley Com­mem­o­ra­tive Air Force Wing, 711 Chelsea Street, Forked River, NJ 08731--tele­phone 732684-7881 or the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Rob­binsville, NJ 08691— tele­phone 609-208-0020.

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