Rochester, NY: Francis (Frank) Christa, Born May 22, 1932, Passed away peacefully on January 8, 2021
Predeceased by his wife Janet Gattelaro, son Timothy, daughter Mary Beth, parents Hazel & George, and brother Jack (Doris).
Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and is survived by his sons David (Kathy), Daniel (Melody), and John, grandchildren Carrie, Denise (Steve), Katie (Andrew), Andrea (Elliott), Ryan (Mindy), Lindsey, Brittany, Courtney (Anthony), Peyton, Chandler, and Olivia, great grandchildren Alex, Hudson, Jane, Theodore, Andrew, George, Lucy, Kleat, Christian, and Elianna, and nieces and nephews Patty, Barb, Cindy, Steve, Nancy Jean, Sue, Jo Anne, and Greg.
Frank graduated from West High School in 1950 and played baseball, basketball, and football. He was an avid sports fan and coached his sons in sports through their childhood. This was one of his life’s greatest joys and never missed one of their games.
The most important thing to him was his family and he was always there to support his family and was beyond generous with his family and friends. Frank was very outgoing and thrived on meeting people and creating lasting friendships.
Frank served in the US Army during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he married his wife Janet and worked the majority of his life as a banker.
As always, he wanted no fuss for himself and no funeral or calling hours will be held. A private service will be held post-pandemic. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name can be made to Veterans Outreach or Wounded Warriors.
Our family would like to express our gratitude to Vicki and all staff at Valley Manor and Amanda, Amy, Maria and staff at Episcopal Church Home, and the healthcare professionals at Highland Hospital 5W and ICU, who went above and beyond with their care and compassion for Frank.