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Frank Sterioti Sr.

January 2, 2019

Frank A. Sterioti Sr., 78, of Lockport, passed away Friday afternoon (Dec. 28, 2018), while surrounded by his loving family. Frank valiantly earned his wings to carry on to his next towing adventure.

Frank was the founding owner and proud operator for Sterioti USA-I Towing for the past 54 years in the Will County/Lockport area.

Frank was born Feb. 5, 1940, to the late Frank and Jessie Mae Sterioti. He spent his youthful years growing up in Ingalls Park with his loving siblings by his side, his ever-doting and faithful sister, Jean (Chuck) Nielsen, the late Sandra Kay, the late Antoinette “Toni” Sterioti and the late Joseph Sterioti.

Frank lived not only for his business, but was all about taking care of his family. His children, for whom he leaves to carry on his memories and legacy, Frank Sterioti Jr., Jesse Sterioti, Anthony “Tony” Sterioti, Peggy (Pete) Sterioti and the late Phyllis Sterioti; his stepson, Dwayne “Cubby” (Tina) Butzen; and his stepdaughters, Patsy (Bob) Astorino, Char (Dave) Glad, Becky (the late Calvin) Hall, Naomi (George) Skorup and Heidi (Tom) Wilbur.

Along to carry on his legacy are his grandchildren, whom he adored, his special, devoted granddaughters, grandson and great-grandson who helped with his care, Crystal and Melissa Hall, Dwayne “DJ” and Jamie Butzen and Brenden Hall-Myrick; his grandchildren, Jessica Knight, Danica, Amanda and the late Jesse R. “JR” Sterioti, Julianne Sharp and Megan Stafford, Shea and Zachary Sunday and Joseph and Nicholas Sterioti; and his beloved dog, Scrapper. He was the proud great-grandfather of 21, who also were the light in his eyes, as well as an angelic great-grandaughter to greet him, Navahna Hall. Another soul to greet him in his next adventure is his longtime companion of more than 30 years, the late Margaret “Peg” Chudzik. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends also will carry on his memories.

Frank was a man that stood tall for his community and for law enforcement. He was the first to help friends and business associates in any situation where he felt he was needed. He led the most amazing life as a tow truck driver and owner/operator of his beloved company and never missed a beat. He was beloved by his close friends and staff, Bill “Ji e” Jarvis, Tom and Judy Walker, Lori Taylor and Matthew Esposito.

He was truly one of a kind. He will sorely be missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimers Association, American Diabetes Foundation or TLC Animal Shelter would be appreciated.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, until the 7 p.m. funeral services at O’Neil Funeral Home chapel, 1105 E. Ninth St. (159th St.), Lockport, with Pat Green officiating. After services, cremation rites will be respectfully addressed.

To sign the online guestbook or for more information, visit oneilfuneralhome.com.

(Pd)

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