NUTTER FORT — Frank G. Scarcelli, 61, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away on June 16, 2012, at the Charleston Area Medical Center.
He was born in Clarksburg, WV, on September 24, 1950, a son of the late Anthony James and Helen Marie Carpenter Scarcelli.
Frank is survived by his wife, Karen Sue Allison Scarcelli, whom he married on December 23, 1975; his daughter, Allison Marie Scarcelli Debusca and her husband Justin of Clarksburg; and his beloved grandchildren, Cameron and Mila Debusca. Also surviving are his sisters, Karen Pruski and her husband Charles of Warren, OH, and Kathy Patrick and her husband Terry of Myrtle Beach, SC; his sisters and brothers-in-law, whom he considered his family; several nephews, nieces, cousins; and Chris Pinion, whom he considered and thought of as a son.
Frank was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Class of 1968, and was Director of Public Works for the City of Clarksburg. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and held memberships with the Sons of Italy, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 482 and the Knights of Columbus. Frank was especially proud to have been selected by the W.Va. Italian Heritage Festival Board as the Italian Father of the Year Award for 2012.
Frank was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was loved and respected by his extended family, the city of Clarksburg employees. He was a gentle man who had a giving heart and always saw his cup as being half full, rather than half empty. Frank loved his job, the city, his daughter and grandchildren, but the wind beneath his wings was the love of his life, his wife, Karen.
He was an avid fan of WVU, the Pittsburgh Steelers and NASCAR racing. Carl Edwards was his favorite driver. Frank’s favorite past time was going on long drives, especially in the rain.
Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 126 East Pike Street, Clarksburg, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. with Father Casey Mahone as celebrant.
Entombment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.