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Frank Giglio, age 88, of Greenville, passed away Thursday morning, March 27, 2014 at Our Place Cares, Greenville. The son of Peter & Josephine (Belsito) Giglio, he was born on April 25, 1925 in Caro and attended Greenville High School. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Frank retired from the former Gibson Refrigerator Company in 1986 where he worked for over 40 years as a union electrician.

An avid reader, Frank also enjoyed golfing and bowling and had been a member of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101, as well as a life-long member of St. Charles Catholic Parish. In retirement, Frank stayed healthy by walking everyday and also doing aerobics.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, baby Frank; an infant sister, baby Angelene; four brothers, Alfred, George, John, and William; three sisters, Sister Dorothy Giglio, O.P., Betty Povolo, and Ida Rittersdorf; and two brothers-in-law, Raymond Povolo and Carl Rittersdorf.

Surviving are his sisters, Mary R. Giglio, of Traverse City, Angela M. Giglio, and Arlene Giglio, both of Greenville; his special friend, Glenna Kimmel of Greenville; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Giglio of Comstock Park, and Carol Giglio-Filer of Scottsdale, Arizona; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; his golf partner and friend, Ethan Silverthorne of Greenville.

Honoring Frank’s wishes, private services will be held with rite of committal at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, and military honors rendered by the U.S. Army. Instead of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory to either Our Place Cares or St. Charles Catholic School would be appreciated. The Giglio family wishes to extend their special thanks to Luanne Kamp and all of the staff at Our Place Cares, as well as Gentiva Hospice.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Frank’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Anonymous on March 27, 2014 at 12:00 am


    Dear Angie, Arlene and the family,
    We are very sorry to hear Frank passed away… He was a very good human being. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Barbara and Henry Danielsky



    Gail Maag

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved brother. Frank meant so very much to my father, Ethan Silverthorne. He will be greatly missed.



    Charles Cilibraise

    I was about 10 or 11 when I first saw Frankie pitch softball. He played for my dad’s team at Federal Mogul. Frank quickly became my favorite pitcher. He was small in stature but pitched like a giant as he continued to put down batter after batter. Not only was he a competitor he was always a gentleman.
    Prayers to Frank and Giglio family.



    John Scheid

    My condolences extend to Frank’s family, especially to Angela and Arlene, whom I appreciate seeing at various functions. He sounds like a great guy who was part of a wonderful family. May our God of hopefulness grant you peace, and eternal rest to Frank.



    Melissa (Missy Weber) Kelley

    Angie and Arlene, I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in my prayers.




    Jeanne Houlihan

    I know how you feel as I lost my last brother, five years ago. It is always with love that we allow one to enter into Divine Love.



    Alison Barberi

    Deepest sympathies to the Giglio family. Will miss his smile. Peace be with you all. The Barberi Family



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