1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester, New York 14626
Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Frank J. Purcio
Greece: August 6, 2018. Frank is predeceased by his wife June Purcio; siblings Shirley Vitale & Karen Damiano & daughter Debra. He is survived by his children, Robin Purcio, Rick (Melanie) Purcio & Bob (Dawn) Purcio; grandchildren, Dan Purcio, Adam (Lindsay Pappert) Bradstreet, Kyle (Amanda Durham) Bradstreet, Brianna Purcio & Jason & Charlie Sylvester; brothers-in-law, Bob Damiano & Richard Vitale. Frank is also survived by many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins & dear friends. For more information about Frank please visit www.bartolomeo.com
Frank’s life story will be shared during his visitation, Thursday, August 9th, 4-7Pm at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Funeral Service will be celebrated, Friday, August 10th, 11AM at Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Rd. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to a charity of ones choice in memory of Frank.
Frank was born in Rochester on November 11, 1932. His parents were Charles and Jennie, and he had two sisters - Shirley Vitale and Karen Damiano. Frank and his wife, June, had three children: Robin, Rick and Robert. Frank's primary education started at School No. 27 and finished at East High. After that, Frank went to work at Eastman Kodak. While there, he furthered his education by going to night school at Rochester Institute of Technology. After 33 years at Kodak, he retired in 1984.
Frank's fast pitch career spanned multiple decades. Most of that time saw him playing shortstop or second base for the Kodak Park Fast-Pitch team. During that period, he was named to several All Star teams. Frank's national exposure included six trips to the ASA Mid-Atlantic Regionals. His team also made several appearances at U.S. Industrial Fast Pitch tournaments, where his team won five times, including in 1968, where he was named to the A II-Star team after batting an amazing l l-for-17
(.647). Frank's fast-pitch talents also took him to the World Tournaments in Pennsylvania. When Frank hit his fifties, he turned to the senior circuit and started playing slow-pitch at McAvoy Park. He excelled in both the 55 and 60 age groups.
Frank also was a talented bowler. He won an RBA singles event in 1969 and followed that up with a Kodak Tournament win in 1970. He placed second twice in the RBA Seniors Tournaments. Frank also spent 12 years as an RDUA umpire, working baseball as well as fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball.