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May 10, 2013 - 11:16am

Frankie Joseph Scanlon

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Frankie Joseph Scanlon, 74, Bradenton, Florida (formerly of Rome, NY) died Saturday May 4th from a brief battle with cancer. He was born to the late Frank and Gladys Ann Scanlon, May 15th, 1938 in Herkimer, NY. Frank, a proud Marine completed his service in the United States Marine Corps. He later married Sandra Resznyak and became employed as a Mental Health Therapy Aide at Marcy and Utica Psychiatric Centers. Frank was a dedicated employee who showed compassion and dignity for the patients he cared for during his 35 years of employment. In 1983, he was honored with the prestigious award of New York State Office of Mental Health Employee of the Year.

Frank was an avid softball player and bowler in the Central New York area.  He had a ‘Heart of a Champion’ with a passion to play and pursue his love of sports throughout his life.  He was a proud follower of Rome Catholic High School sports when his children attended. During his retirement years, Frank enjoyed traveling to visit children and grandchildren, perfecting his golf game, horse racing, walking the beach, enjoying a good cheeseburger, baseball games and trips to the casino with his loving companion, Irene.

His truest of love and devotion were to his grandchildren, Bryan, Steven, Michael, Andrew, Corey, Michelle, Joseph and Nicholas. He loved them dearly and enjoyed watching them participate in a variety of sporting and school events.  Frank was an authentic, genuine man with a strong commitment to his family and love of life. He enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm for fun.

Frank is survived by his children; Shelley (Paul) Falitico, of Batavia, Michael (Mary) Scanlon of Cicero and Aimee (Massimo) Martinucci of Batavia. His brother James (Helen) Scanlon of Ilion, sister Eleanor Ann (Kenneth) Shermanske of Aurora, Colorado and several nieces, nephews and many cousins. He is also survived by his loving companion of many years, Irene Botts of Florida.

The family invites friends to reminisce and celebrate Frank’s life on May 24, 2013 from 3-7pm at the Barry Funeral Home in Rome, NY. A memorial service follows at 7pm.
In Lieu of flowers, a gift to the UMMC Foundation c/o Comfort Care Room, 127 North Street Batavia, New York 14020 in memory of Frank Scanlon is greatly appreciated. For more information please call 343-8260 or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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