Arnold Joseph Frankie, 70, of Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Born November 25, 1950 in North Charleroi, PA he was the son of the late Arnold and Alice (Salvino) Frankie. A lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, Arnold (“Arnie”) was a retired owner operator truck driver who acquired a wealth of knowledge regarding the trucking industry and diesel mechanics from his father, dear friends that mentored him and approximately 55 years of experience on the road. Passing on the tradition of mentoring he shared his knowledge with many friends and associates in the transportation industry. He was a member of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) and the American Truck Historical Society. Arnie enjoyed hunting, riding motorcycles, truck shows, country music, his dogs Margarite and Blue, and spending time with family and friends.
Arnold is survived by his beloved Darla; son Arnold Frankie Jr., son Bryan Frankie and fiancé Melinda Sanocki, son & daughter-in-law Adam and Kimberly Frankie; brother and sister-in-law Dennis and Helen Frankie; 6 grandchildren Cayden, Bailey, Joey, Grayson, Addison and Brylee and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins whom he loved dearly. Arnold is preceded in death by his sister Donna Forbeck.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 & 6-7:30 pm at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183 followed by funeral services at 7:30 PM with the Pastor Lee Maley officiating. In accordance with state mandates masks MUST be worn and social distancing must be maintained. The Family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Arnold Joseph Frankie to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to the American Cancer Society.
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