In memory of
Frank Alba
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In memory of
Frank Alba
Francesco "Frank" Joseph Alba, age 93, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at West Shore Hospital. Born February 1, 1926 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Shemeka) Alba. Frank was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the China-Burma-India Theater. He worked for Fred J. Alexander Construction in Mt. Carmel and went on to work for the Commonwealth for many years until his retirement. He was very proud of the many stone construction projects that he oversaw during his career, especially the wall at Penn State University, many of the original Howard Johnson buildings along the Turnpike, and the Delaware Water Gap Bridge. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church where he sang in the choir, and was a longtime member of the Lions Club and the American Legion posts in Mt. Carmel and Mechanicsburg. A proud Italian, he loved cooking, baking, and sharing his great recipes and techniques with family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening, traveling, listening to all kinds of music, and dancing. Surviving is his beloved wife of 65 years, Marie J. (Alexander) Alba; his daughter, Jolene Cocciardi and husband Joseph; his son, Fred Alba and wife Kathy; his daughter, Janet Reese; and his daughter, Margaret Madden and husband George; his grandchildren, Daniel, Steven and Meryem, Joey and Anton, Jeffrey and Jillian, Jennifer and Jarryd, Gregory and Cara, Stephanie, Alexandra, Lauren, Lizz, and Patrick; his great-granddaughter, Sawyer; as well as his sister, Georgine Batykefer and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his five sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 9 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1 Peter Drive, Mechanicsburg, where there will be a visitation immediately preceding the Mass from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. A private burial will take place at a later date in St. Peter Cemetery, Mt. Carmel. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Avenue, Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.malpezzifuneralhome.com
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In memory of
Frank Alba
Francesco "Frank" Joseph Alba, age 93, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at West Shore Hospital. Born February 1, 1926 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Shemeka) Alba. Frank was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the China-Burma-India Theater. He worked for Fred J. Alexander Construction in Mt. Carmel and went on to work for the Commonwealth for many years until his retirement. He was very proud of the many stone construction projects that he oversaw during his career, especially the wall at Penn State University, many of the original Howard Johnson buildings along the Turnpike, and the Delaware Water Gap Bridge. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church where he sang in the choir, and was a longtime member of the Lions Club and the American Legion posts in Mt. Carmel and Mechanicsburg. A proud Italian, he loved cooking, baking, and sharing his great recipes and techniques with family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening, traveling, listening to all kinds of music, and dancing. Surviving is his beloved wife of 65 years, Marie J. (Alexander) Alba; his daughter, Jolene Cocciardi and husband Joseph; his son, Fred Alba and wife Kathy; his daughter, Janet Reese; and his daughter, Margaret Madden and husband George; his grandchildren, Daniel, Steven and Meryem, Joey and Anton, Jeffrey and Jillian, Jennifer and Jarryd, Gregory and Cara, Stephanie, Alexandra, Lauren, Lizz, and Patrick; his great-granddaughter, Sawyer; as well as his sister, Georgine Batykefer and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his five sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 9 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1 Peter Drive, Mechanicsburg, where there will be a visitation immediately preceding the Mass from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. A private burial will take place at a later date in St. Peter Cemetery, Mt. Carmel. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Avenue, Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.malpezzifuneralhome.com
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Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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