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Frank Circosta

June 22, 1920 - December 19, 2015

Frank Circosta 95 of Woodsfield, Ohio formerly of Shadyside, Ohio died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Westwood Place in Woodsfield, Ohio.

He was born June 22, 1920 in Clarksburg, West Virginia a son of the late James and Carmela Circosta.

Frank was owner and proprietor of bowling lanes in Bellaire, Bridgeport, Moundsville, most noteable The Riviera Lanes in Bellaire, Ohio. He was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio and a Shadyside High School graduate, Class of 1938.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine “Jeri” Mitchell Circosta on August 14, 2007; sisters, Rose Santarelli and Mary Vallelonga and brothers, Larry, Nick, Joe and Louis Circosta.

Surviving are his sons, James (Barbara) Circosta of Barnesville, Ohio, Jay (Donna Sue) Circosta of Woodsfield, Ohio and Bob (Chelsea) of Clearwater, Florida. Also his grandchildren, Stephanie (Angelo) Stio of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Craig (Janmarie) Circosta of Oreland, Pennsylvania, Jayne (Matt) Vinskovich of Woodsfield, Ohio, Susan (Mike) Snively of Cambridge, Ohio and Michael, Christopher and Angela Circosta of Clearwater, Florida and great grandchildren, Sophia and Trevor Stio, Carmella Circosta, Matison and Jaykob Vinskovich and Major Snively.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 am at the St. Mary Catholic Church Shadyside with Fr. Samuel R. Saprano, as Celebrant. Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery in Powhatan Point, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Westwood Place Assisted Living, Woodsfield, Ohio, Monroe Central Sideliners Football, Woodsfield, Ohio or the St. Mary Catholic Church, Shadyside, Ohio by going to

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Shadyside Chapel

3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Time: 10:00 am


St. Mary's Catholic Church

447 Woodland Drive
Shadyside, Ohio 43947

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Powhatan Cemetery

Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942

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