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Frank Andreoli

September 10, 1926 - February 13, 2021

Obituary For Frank Andreoli

Age 94, on Saturday, February 13, 2021, of Oakland.

Beloved husband of 63 years to Rosa (DeIuliis); loving father of Margie (Paul) Aaron and Dom Andreoli; proud Nonno of Nathan, Zachary and Luke Aaron and Angelica, Francesco (Alyssa) and Domenic Andreoli; brother of Alfredo and the late Maria, Lidia and Zelinda, all of Italy. Also survived by in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Frank was a laborer and longtime employee of the University of Pittsburgh Visitations and funeral services were held privately. Arrangements handled by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227.

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So Sorry growing down street wonderful person. We will miss Frank. So sorry rose dom Margie. Love Domenico and Irene Sciulli
- Maria
Nonno, you always greeted me with a smile and a kiss. Thank you for treating me like one of your own since the moment I met you and Nonna. I will miss your gentle spirit and your witty comebacks at the kitchen table. Thank you for being such a wonderful role model; we admire everything about you. Rest peacefully now. We love you so much and will see you again one day.
- Alyssa Andreoli
I was saddened to learn the passing of Frank. He was a gentle and wonderful man. I admire him for his devotion to his work and his family. I have a fond memory of renting the apartment on the third floor of the Andreoli house on Atwood street when I attended the University of Pittsburgh as a graduate student (1965-1969). I want to extend my condolences to the Andreoli family, especially to Margie and Dominic who were young kids back then. I returned to Canada but I have not forgotten those wonderful years in Pittsburgh where I was priviledged to have known Frank and Ms Andreoli (and her wonderful cooking) and their children. Gilles Dupuis, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada gilles.dupuis@usherbrooke.ca
- Gilles Dupuis
My condolences to the family. I always enjoyed our hunting times with Frank at our cabin. He was always fun to be around,,,Mike Takos
- Mike Takos
Frank (Francesco) Andreoli, my nonno, passed away this weekend. Frank was born in September of 1926 in San Martino, Caserta, Italy. Some of these photos include the home that he grew up in and his hometown, San Martino. Frank has three older sisters (Lidia, Zelinda, and Maria Louisa) and a younger brother (Alfredo). Frank's father passed away when he was a young boy due to an olive oil press accident. Frank quit school before completing elementary school and began working to support his family. The last time I saw him, I was showing him pictures from Rome and he was telling me stories about his adventures there. The tall white building in the photos is a building in Rome where he worked. When WWII hit, the Germans invaded San Martino. My grandfather and his family hid in the mountains (and also in a cave for a while) to survive. They used animal hide to stay warm and ate a lot of potatoes. At one point, the German soldiers found him and he escaped by jumping and rolling down the side of the hilltop. By escaping death, he not only saved his life but spent the rest of his life providing for his mother and subsequently, his family he started in America. Nonno was more of a hero to the rest of us than he was to himself. He loved to hunt and he loved helping nonna Rosa cook. He enjoyed making homemade wine. He always made the sign of the cross before starting his car and he was at Saint Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh weekly. He was not very outspoken, but when he was trying to say something, it was pithy and witty. He was up every morning before 6am and ready to take on the day. He had such an active spirit--he continued driving himself to the store into his 90s, he was working on his roof in his 90s, and he kept his garden in prime shape for as long as he could. He even tried to leave the hospital on his own before being discharged. He was my hero in so many ways. He even co-signed my undergraduate loans so that I could attend college. I wouldn't be where I am today if not for this incredible man. We love you, nonno. Angelica Andreoli, Francesco Andreoli, Dom Andreoli, Alyssa Andreoli
- Angelica Andreoli
May you soar with the angels and may you be welcomed into heaven with open arms. Rest peacefully now. Chuck and Cheryl
- Cheryl
Rest In Peace, Zio Franco. I have many fond memories of time spent in Pittsburgh with family while I was growing up. My prayers are with you, Zia Rosa, Margie, Dominic and the rest of the family.
- Carla Moore

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