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Frank J. Serino

Frank J. Serino, 90, of West Pittston passed away peacefully at home with his children at his side, after a hard fight with cancer, Saturday, March 26, 2022. He was the husband of the late Helen T. Dankulich Serino.

Frank was born in West Pittston, he was the son of the late Fred and Jennie Fruschante Serino. He honorably served his country in the US Army as a sergeant in the Korean War earning Korean Service Metal, Bronze Service Metal and United Nations Service Metal.


He was employed for many years as a union ironworker then worked with his two sons in the family construction business, Serino’s Construction. Retired in 2010 to take wonderful care of his wife who had a stroke.


He was a member of St. John the Evangelistic Church, Pittston. Throughout his life, Frank never complained, was loving, kind, and compassionate. His famous words were “I will be okay” and he was always willing to help anyone. Just recently, helping his son-in-law, Tom pour a concrete pad along with patiently teaching him. His favorite past time was playing the horses at Mohegan Sun. His smile said it all. We will miss our family gatherings, especially “Spaghetti Sunday” and dinner and movie night. He will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of being part of his life.


In addition to his parents and wife, Frank was preceded in death by his son, Michael J. Serino; brothers, Anthony, Fred, and James Serino; sisters, Rose Cefalo, Florence Phillips, Eleanor Angeli, and Louise Dashnaw; and son-in-law, Larry Budash.


Surviving are his son, Frank J. Serino, (with whom he resided), West Pittston; daughters Jeannette Serino Whitlock (Tom), Harding and Barb Kreseski (Donald), Harding; and Diane Budash, New Port Richey, FL; granddaughter, Kimberly A. Marchesini-Topa, Jefferson Township; great-grandchildren, Bella and Braydon Topa; sisters, Palma Serino, West Pittston and Charlotte Vetack, Escondido, CA; many nieces and nephews.


Frank did not want anyone to be sad when he passed, only to remember his contagious smile and great conversations. His wishes were to have a private service at the convenience of the family with Military Honors in Mt. Zion Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.


A very special thank you for the care and compassion he received at home from the nurses from Hospice of the Sacred Heart.


Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.


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