- 72 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 20, 1940
- Date of passing: Sep 15, 2013
|Let the memory of Frank be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Frank Marotta Sr., 72, born on October 20, 1940 and passed away on September 15, 2013. We will remember him forever.
"Just when we could have found time to get together again, first the shock of your illness and later your moving on brought real sorrow and sad reflections to my heart. Everything seems so clear now. The hardness of your life, the willingness to help your family, and the pay backs that never went your way. So many misunderstandings and so much regrets. God bless Frank Jr. for standing up, and doing the right thing. The rest of us ran out of time. Love and regrets for your humbel beginings, to your hard work, and the better life, love always, Brother Bill"
"Frank I wish we had had more time together to get too know each other more. I am happy to have had you in my life."
"3 years today but for some reason it feels longer. I got used to having someone to 'vent' to on occasion who was always willing to show me a different perspective. That was helpful and I really miss that. Love you Dad..."
"Three years ago, I realized that I had lost two gifts; my brother and my sister. I just wish I had spent more time with both of them.
My love to my nephews and nieces who loved and cared for him through his terrible decline. God bless brother Frank, and thank you again for all you did for you family, your mother, sister, niece, and nephew. May you receive your rewards in Heaven."
"Dad: They say it gets easier as time goes by, but I still really miss you! It's been 3 years and I keep wanting to pick up the phone, call you, and just hear your voice. Love you and miss you still!"
"He was suave. He was charming. He was a little dangerous. I'm not sure New Buffalo has gotten him out of its system. Happy eternal birthday, Frank. You made quite an impression on this life. I can only imagine what you're up to in the next one."
"Dear Brother Frank,
It's been two years of on and off memories, so I guess you are never be gone for long. And I now know you will be with us until we are all gone.
I looked at my tribute from last year, and I felt like I got it right. This year is another opportunity to think about the struggle that you and Joan endured from the craziness of love, to building a family mostly on share will, mostly on hard work, never looking back, never expecting a favor, and always thinking about moving forward, even when falling back.
Be proud of your children Brother Frank, thanks to you they had a better foundation then you did, and they continue on a firm path.
And, especially to Frank Jr. for taking the time to give all of us an opportunity to say thank you.
And a special thanks from, mom, Millie, and her kids,
God bless you Brother Bill"
"I still miss the opportunity to just make a phone call and talk about just about everything. I miss your laugh and the way you could make me feel special. I love you!"
"Happy Birthday Dad. Sure miss you and the talks we use to have. George says happy birthday to you too. Love you so very much and wish I could have told you that more often. kisses and hugs to you."
"First of all, thank you Frank jr.
Hi Brother Frank- I sure miss ya; the more time that goes by; the more I think about you and the opportunitues that were missed. The more I regret not spending more time with you. Not finding the time to find a better way for us to do more together.
I've been remembering how you encouraged me to move on after you returned from the Marines. How you saw the difference between New Jersey and North Carolina. I remember now, how hard you and Joan worked doing the hard times. How much you helped Joan with the kids at home. A real father. Your trips across country to find a better place.
Then Michigan where you raised you family away from the crazyness of the big cities. How you did your best to help your mom, sister and her children get to Michigan. How you wanted and always believed the family should be together. And the Black Swans that put you on the ropes, but you never gave up. The time that I never found back than to think about your life; I now find that time. There are no perfect people, so I forgive us, and I miss and love you very much.
And thank you Frank jr.; it's time to reflect. Let's never forget Frank Senior and Joan. Picture their lives and understand the respect they have earned. Frank Senior's brothe your Uncle Bill
My love to all"
"Happy Birthday, Dad! I've been thinking of you a lot lately. I've had so many things I've wanted to just sit a chat with you about. One of which is the upcoming elections and updating you on things here. I had to stop myself this week as I wanted to send articles to you and knowing that I can no longer do that makes me rather sad. I miss you a lot but know that you are no longer suffering. For that, I'm so happy! I love and miss you! Looking forward to the day when I see you again!"
"Dad - I think about you often. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration you have given me and for teaching me so many life lessons. Even though you are not here with us we can still celebrate your birthday and remember you. We love you and miss you very much..."
"Hi Dad - It's hard to believe you're not here with us any longer but I know that you're no longer suffering and you have all your memories intact. I'm so glad my daughters, grandkids and George got to know you, even though it was just for a short time. I love you and miss you."
"Dad, I'm so sorry we didn't get to spend much time together in the last couple of yearts but you are always close in my heart. I will miss you more than you can know. I'll miss have some really meaningful conversations with you and those wonderful hugs that you always gave. I love you and know that you are no longer in any pain and that you are now free from everything."
"Hi Dad - I really miss you. I'm so happy we had the last couple years to spend together. I remember our long talks, the trip we made to the Alamo in San Antonio, sharing a nice bottle of Merlot, touring the Capitol building in Austin, and just spending time together. I know you are in a better place now. I love you, and when you see Mom, tell her I love her too :-)"
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