Frank J. Preto, age 77 of Kirtland, passed away January 31, 2023, at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby. He was born November 1, 1945, in Cleveland to the late Paul and Helen Preto.
Frank retired from General Electric after many years of service.
Frank was a U.S. Airforce Veteran. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans and a member of The Lake County Browns Backers at the Willoughby Eagles. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and was active at the YMCA in Willoughby for many years.
Frank was an official for softball and basketball for over 30 years. Frank especially loved watching his son and daughter’s sporting events. He loved to tell the same funny jokes over and over again. He enjoyed seeing his friends, family, and even stranger’s smile. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Frank was the loving father of Frank Preto and Kim Preto; beloved former husband of the late Karen Preto; dearest brother of Jack (Jan) Preto, Bob Preto, Anna Mae Miller, Margaret Preto, Ellen Dodaro, Tim (Sue) Preto and the late Pat, Paul, Mike, Tom and Maureen Preto; uncle of many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 6:00 PM Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM Monday at St. Jerome Church, 15000 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland (Please meet at the church). Burial to follow at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.
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