Obituary of Frank Amendolare

Frank D. Amendolare, 70, of Bullhead City, Arizona, passed away at his home on Sept. 16, 2017 from a short battle with cancer with his wife and his daughter by his side.

Born in Huntington Station, New York, to Frank and Jennie Amendolare, he moved to Canadensis in 1980 with his family.

Over the course of his life he owned Frank’s Cesspool Service in Huntington, New York, Frank’s Lobster Connection in Canadensis, and currently Frankie’s Cab Co., in Arizona.

He loved playing in the Texas Hold’em Circuit and made many friends while enjoying his favorite pastime. He was passionate about knowing what was happening in the world today and able to converse about the hot issues in finance, politics and sports. He had a very long memory and a great sense of humor even in the face of adversity. In 2014 and 2015 he saved two people from drowning in the Colorado River never giving a second thought to his own safety. For this heroic act he was awarded a Citizen’s Medal of Valor.

Frank is survived by his wife of 52 years, Francine (Sasso); children: Jennifer Fisher (Matthew), Frank (Julia) and Joseph (Tamara); and son-in-law, Clifford Christiana. His wonderful grandchildren are: Amanda, Jimmy, Santina, Clifford Jr., Matthew, Isabella, Nicholas, Jonnie, Frankie, Mia, Mahayla, Enzo and Amalia; and a great-grandchild, Carter. He is also survived by his loving sisters, Julianne Scudieri (Jimmy) and Phyllis Lynch; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco. The Rev. Fr. Richard Czachor will celebrate a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 327 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville. Burial is private.

Say not in grief he is no more — but live in thankfulness that he was...Proverb

Frank wa­­­­s preceded in death by his daughter, Theresa Amendolare-Christiana (Clifford) on May 6, 2017.

Theresa Marie Christiana of Lake Ariel died Saturday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center following a short battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 15, 1966, in Huntington, New York. She is survived by her husband, Clifford “Jim” Christiana of Lake Ariel.

She was the daughter of Frank and Francine Amendolare of Bullhead City, Ariz.

She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Bowden and fiancé, Matthew D’Aversa, Florida; daughter, Santina Christiana andher sons, James Bowden and Clifford “CJ” Christiana, all of Lake Ariel; a stepdaughter, Melanie Christiana, New York; a sister and her husband, Jennifer and Matthew (Amendolare) Fisher, Tannersville; brothers, Joseph Amendolare and wife, Tamara, Washington; and Frank Amendolare and wife, Julia, Canadensis; and several loving nieces and nephews.

Theresa came to Pennsylvania in 1980. After graduating high school, she owned and operated Terri’s Family Haircutters in Mountainhome until she started to raise her family. Recently she and a friend owned and operated “Second Time Around” thrift shop in Waymart. She worked many years and was passionate about her second family at Two Guys Pizzeria and would make all of her customers’ day. There was nothing more important to her than making those around her happy. She was a hard worker and very dedicated to her family and her friends. She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend to all. She was the one you could always count on when you were in need of a good laugh, advice or a shoulder to cry on. Everyone who knew her became her family. Her door was always open and she always cooked for an army. She always spoke her mind, but was genuine and kind. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all those who filled her life.