Friday, December 14, 2018


Frank J. Vasta, residing in Naples, Florida, former resident of Croton -on Hudson, NY died peacefully at his home on Friday, December 14th 2018 at the age of 89. Frank was born to Salvatore Vasta and Maria Scroi Vasta on September 15, 1929. In 1948, Frank enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea from 1951-1952. After returning in 1952 from Korea, Frank was employed by an international construction company where he had the opportunity to work in Peru, French Morocco and Iceland until 1959. 

After returning in 1959, he married Rose (Dini) Vasta and soon after became an active member of International Operating Engineers- Local 137. During his time working for Local 137, he obtained his private pilot license where he was able to fly the Bell 47G5. While living in Croton-on Hudson, Frank was active in the Knights of Columbus, where in 1962 he was elected Grand Knight. After retiring in 1991 from Local 137, Frank and Rose relocated to Naples, Florida where Frank was an active member of the Marine Corp league and the Naples Knights of Columbus chapter. While retired, he enjoyed playing golf and spending time with family and friends. Frank was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Rose (Dini) Vasta, brothers Salvatore and Angelo Vasta, sister Josephine Vasta, and grandson Bruce Fiorito, Jr. Frank is survived by his children, Lori (Vasta) Fiorito, Linda Chamberlain (Scott), grandchildren; Jeffrey Fiorito, Robert Fritsche, Taylor Chamberlain and Nicholas Chamberlain and a great-grandchild, Jett Fiorito. Frank is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the EDWARD F. CARTER FUNERAL HOME, 41 Grand St., Croton-on-Hudson, NY from 1-3pm and 5-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 22nd at Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery in Ossining, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Frank’s memory to: Vitas Hospice Healthcare, 4980 Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34103.

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