Frank A. Notaro passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in Newburgh, NY at 85 years of age. Frank was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 22, 1934. He is the son of Yolanda Borriello and Raffaele Notaro.
Frank was a retired NYC firefighter for over 20 years. He did home improvements & repairs throughout his adult life. He also was a local hardware store owner in his hometown of Brooklyn for 15 years. In addition, Frank served his country in the National Guard Reserve for 2 years.
He is survived by Marie, his wife of 63 years; children, Ralph & wife, Gladys; Roy & wife, Elizabeth; Christina & husband, David; and his 2 grandsons, Taylor & Dylan.
Frank was a man of strong family values, who would drop everything to help a family member or a friend. He was also very community & service minded, having served as a Eucharistic minister, youth center volunteer & scout leader back in Brooklyn. For the past 20 plus years, Frank, along with his wife, Marie, volunteered & worked with Habitat For Humanity right here in Newburgh. Habitat became a source of deep & lasting friendships for both of them.
Frank enjoyed golfing with his golfing buddies, reading James Patterson novels, doing crossword puzzles & Jumbles, artistic wood carving & watching his grandsons' play sports. He also had a love of music and a great sense of humor, which were passed on to his children.
Frank was loved, admired and respected by all who knew him and will be sorely missed.
Visitation will be Friday, July 17 from 4-7 PM at DiDonato Funeral Home in Marlboro, NY (845-236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com). DUE TO THE CONTINUED PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS OF COVID-19, PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE IS AN OCCUPANCY LIMITATION WHICH MAY CAUSE A WAIT TIME. FACIAL COVERINGS MUST BE WORN IN THE FUNERAL HOME AT ALL TIMES.
There will also be a funeral mass on Monday morning at 11 AM at St. Patrick's/St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newburgh, NY.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845) 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com