Obituary of Frank DeVito
DeVito, Frank, 93, of Cross River, NY formerly of Yonkers and the Bronx died on July 3, 2019. Frank was born in the Bronx on May 24, 1926.
He was a lifelong fan of sports, and he especially enjoyed watching the Yankees, the Giants, and boxing. As a young man Frank was athletic, excelled at baseball and even had a tryout with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Frank always worked; at age 10 he began shining shoes in his father’s store, and after leaving elementary school he took on the grueling work of delivering blocks of ice. These early experiences molded his high work ethic, a work ethic that is valued by his children.
For most of his life Frank worked in the automobile industry in leadership positions as the parts and service manager of various dealerships. Frank had a solid character built upon knowledge, experience, and integrity; he was well-respected and known as the “go-to-guy.” It was important to Frank to treat all his clients, colleagues, and employees with respect; and they all realized and appreciated Frank’s even-handed, candid method of doing business—and they, in turn, respected him greatly.
Frank is the loving father of Michael (Rosemary), Frank, Rick, Loretta and Carole Lynn—and the cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Frank always yearned to spend even more time with his children and grandchildren. He was affectionately regarded as a big, warm, huggie-bear and will be remembered as gentle and soft-spoken.
Frank was predeceased in 2018 by his wife, Rosalie. Without a doubt, Rosalie was the fiery center of his life. How they loved each other! Frank would say, “Your mother and I lived our life together like kids!”
The family acknowledges the crucial professional care Frank and Rosalie received during their twilight time on Earth from the doctors, nurses, and caregivers of Dumont Nursing Home, Sarah Neuman Nursing Home, Northern Westchester Hospital and Wound Care Center, and Calvary Hospital.
His family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 10th from 9:00 am to 10:30am at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10th at 11:00 am at St. Mary of The Assumption Church, 55 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Interment will follow at South Salem Cemetery, South Salem, NY.