Frank Vitt, Jr.

Died: November 16, 2020
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Frank Vitt, Jr., age 91, passed away on November 16, 2020. He was a lifelong resident of New Philadelphia. He was the son of Frank E. and Polly Vitt. Frank attended Sacred Heart grade school and graduated from New Philadelphia High School. He retired from Warner & Swasey after forty-three years as a parts manager. He r…

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Frank Vitt, Jr., age 91, passed away on November 16, 2020. He was a lifelong resident of New Philadelphia. He was the son of Frank E. and Polly Vitt. Frank attended Sacred Heart grade school and graduated from New Philadelphia High School. He retired from Warner & Swasey after forty-three years as a parts manager. He retired from Union Hospital after working there twenty-five years as a security guard. He prided himself on providing for his family.

He was a lover of antiques and over the years collected Lionel trains, clocks, watches, tie bars and other various items. When asked about his collectibles, he could tell you where he was and the cost of the items when he purchased them. He enjoyed going to garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores, always managing to find something to add to his collections.

Frank, along with his wife Vicki, daughter and her family, and friends enjoyed many vacations to Myrtle Beach, SC. He loved being there over the Fourth of July for the fireworks displays. Frank was also a huge NASCAR fan. He attended many races over the past twenty-five years with his two sons, daughter-in-law, and friends. He was often the “Head Chef” while at the events and enjoyed cooking the meals and having his Irish coffee. He often stated that those were some of the best times of his life. Frank loved the Notre Dame football team and spent many Saturdays watching the games with his family. He will be sadly missed, as he was often described as one of the most pleasant persons to be around.

He was preceded in death this May by Vicki, his wife of seventy years. Also preceding him in death were his sister Betty Kennedy, brother David Vitt, son-in-law Mike Kostelnik, and grandson Ryan Vitt. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-laws Eric and Peggy Vitt, Denny and Debby Vitt, and daughter Becky Kostelnik and her fiance Mel Hershberger. Grandchildren Tonja (Jay) Prendergast, Ty Basiewicz, Heather (Archie) Cortright, Sean (Nina) Kostelnik and Chad Kostelnik. Great-granddaughter Maddie Prendergast.

A drive-by viewing only will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Geib Funeral Center at Dover.

Public visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory in New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Frank’s life will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Father Jeff Coning officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in New Philadelphia.

Due to Covid 19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6 foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask to enter the funeral home. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors who do not intend to stay for the service, to not linger in the funeral home and to promptly exit the building after greeting the family.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 3:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

A drive-by viewing only will take place on Saturday at the Geib Funeral Center at Dover.


Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Public visitation will be held on Sunday at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory in New Philadelphia.
Due to Covid 19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6 foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask to enter the funeral home. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors who do not intend to stay for the service, to not linger in the funeral home and to promptly exit the building after greeting the family.


Service Information

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

Address:

Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Bob and Cindy Mathias posted on 11/24/20

We send our deepest sympathy to Frankie's family. We have wonderful memories of tailgating at Bristol. with Frankie and the rest of the gang. - rain, shine or snow. Nothing like starting the day with a Krispy Kreme donut and a cup of Frankie's Irish coffee. May he rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord Bob and Cindy Mathias.

 

Debbie Corwin posted on 11/23/20

Denny and Family. So sorry for your loss! Thinking of all of you! Alan-Debbie Corwin

 

Dave and Melanie Archer posted on 11/21/20

Dear Denny and Debbie and Family, We send you our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad....a great man! When Dave worked for my Dad he serviced your parents furnace and told me what nice people they were to work for....He and I have seen that in you Denny. We pray for you to get through your loss and to heal from everything soon....Thinking of you always...Your friends Arch and Melanie

 

Skip Zahler posted on 11/21/20

Denny, So sorry for your Loss, Your dad sure was a very special guy, who never would hurt anyone, and all his years at Security at Union Hospital he was respected a lot. Very kind and generous personality. Keep you all in prayers through these trying times.

 

Ruth J Dougherty Zimmerly posted on 11/21/20

Sorry to hear about Frank. My parents Dr. Clark(MAC) and Olivia Dougherty were friends with Polly and Frank Vitt. I knew them as well and think of them with fondness.

 

Johnny setvin posted on 11/20/20

Denny your in my thoughts..I remember talking to him many years ago at Frank and pollys

 

Angie Biddle posted on 11/19/20

Denny, I am saddened to learn about the death of your father. Wishing you courage, strength and love to help you through this loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my prayers. Angie Biddle

 

Nancy M. Molnar posted on 11/19/20

Dear Heather, So sorry to see you lost your grandfather. I offer my condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, Nancy Molnar

 

Wayne Day posted on 11/19/20

So sorry for your loss,Wayne and Jim Day

 

Ed Mason posted on 11/19/20

So very sorry for your loss. You all have my deepest sympathy. He was a really nice man.

 

Janie Garrett Doolin posted on 11/19/20

Deepest Sympathy and Condolences during this time of great loss. Prayers, love and hugs. May your memories help heal your heart.

 

Vic and Judy Stull posted on 11/19/20

Our deepest sympathy to the families. You are in our prayers and thoughts. We worked with Frankie at Gradall. Frankie was a great fellow.

 

Vic and Judy Stull posted on 11/19/20

Our deepest sympathy to the families. You are in our prayers and thoughts. We worked with Frankie at Gradall. He was a Super guy.

 

Kim and Charlyn Menapace posted on 11/19/20

Our deepest sympathy Denny and family. Our prayers are with you.

 

Rich Calderon posted on 11/18/20

Very sorry for your loss. Many prayers

 

LuAnn Kail posted on 11/18/20

Denny,Debbie and family Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He will be missed .He left this world but he left you many loving memories. LuAnn Kail

 

Frank Leone posted on 11/18/20

to the family of ,FRANK VITT you all have my deepest sympathy ,in this time of grief and sorrow ,you all are in my deepest thoughts and prayers, Frank Leone

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 11/18/20

Dear Denny, Debbie and Family, I am so very sorry to learn of your Dad's passing....Thinking of you all in prayers and good thoughts.... Carolyn Vaughn

 

Marguerite Bayer posted on 11/18/20

Eric & Peggy, Denny & Debbie and Becky. I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He will be missed by many. My Dad sends his condolences. He will miss the many nights they talked on the phone about trains and auctions. .

 

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