These are the written words of Frank V. Magisano, 1939-2022:
My name was Frank Victor Magisano and, as of September 23, 2022, I am no more. My life was shaped by being born Francesco Victorio Magisano in Sant’ Andrea, Italy, a little town in the southern region of Calabria, Italy. I came to the United States in 1947 at the age of seven with my mother and brother. We came to reunite with my Father who was working in Canton, Ohio. I grew up in the Belden School area of Canton where my name became Frank “Chico” Magisano. That nickname stuck with me throughout my school years. I graduated from Timken Vocational High School in 1958 followed by serving 34 months in the United States Army.
After the service, I worked at the Timken Company for 32 years. My years of recreational golf and following professional and college sports provided much enjoyment and satisfaction. Family was always my top priority. I loved kids and everything beautiful until the end.
I hope to be remembered as a giver and not a taker. As a man of my word and someone that could be counted on. I departed with no bitterness and wishing no one ill.
I was preceded in death by my parents Andrea and Maria (Mongiardo) Magisano, my daughter Maria Magisano, my sister Teresa Codispoti, brother Nick Magisano, and brother-in-law Vincenzo Codispoti. I am survived by my wife Deanna, my daughter Annette Carozzi (Frank), stepdaughter Maryellen Coldsnow (Danny), stepson Michael Coldsnow (Mindy), my sister-in-law Carol Magisano, grandchildren Aaron Magisano, Brittany Lozano, Austin Coldsnow, Owen Coldsnow, great-grandson Grayson Bell, nephews Anthony Codispoti (Melissa), Andy Codispoti (Claudia), Marcell Codispoti (Peggy), Andy Magisano, nieces Brenda Black (Andy), Marie Cooper (Ted), great-nephews/nieces Vincent Codispoti (Colleen), Anthony Codispoti (Kayla), Maria Bertram (Steve), Joe Codispoti (Mandy), Rick Codispoti (Meghan), Julie Crawford (Kevin), Mario Codispoti, Alexandria Codispoti, Drea Codispoti (Teri), Brandon Codispoti (Cheri), Ryan Codispoti (Kelly), Amanda Jedlinsky (Grant), Vincenzo Codispoti, John Rockwood, James Rockwood, Julia Cooper, Annie Cooper, and Tommy Cooper, along with many other family and friends.
Friends and family will be received from 9:30 to 10:45a.m. Friday, September 30th at the Rossi Family Funeral Home, with services to immediately follow at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to CommQuest Recovery Services at 625 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44702.