Frank Anthony Imparato, Jr of Downingtown, PA, previously of Thornton, Delaware County, passed on to the Lord on February 25th, 2023, one day shy of his 96th birthday.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on February 26th, 1927, he was the son of the late Frank and Ruth (Carbonara) Imparato.
Growing up with close ties to his extended family on both sides, he later graduated from Yeadon H.S. in the class of 1945 and attended St. Joseph’s College majoring in Business Administration.
Enlisting at the age of 18, he was a Veteran of WW II and a Decorated Veteran of the Korean War proudly serving his country in the US Army from 1945 to 1953. Frank served with the US Korean Advisory Group (KMAG) U.S. Eighth Army as a Sergeant Major in an advisory capacity to the South Korean Army in North Korea.
After many dedicated years, he retired from the Burroughs Corporation, Special Systems Division that was responsible for the design, fabrication, integration and support of Federal Systems for all branches of the Military as well as the U.S. Postal System.
He was a longtime member of the VFW, The American Legion, The Korean Veterans Association, the National Rifle Association, and a lifelong member of the West Caln Sportsmen's Club and Pistol Team.
His hobbies included classic automobiles, attending car shows with his 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, power boating on the Chesapeake, and competition shooting in national and local matches.
While serving as an Army recruiter, Frank met his future wife Delores Eve Hawkins (deceased 2020). They married in 1951 while he was still serving in the military and shared sixty-nine beautiful years of marriage. He is survived by two sons, Frank A Imparato III and his wife Donna (Downingtown, PA) and Edward R Imparato and his wife Lori (Thornton PA). He is also survived by his brother Edward Imparato, sister-in-law Vivian and her husband Tom, and his nieces and nephews.
Frank was adored by his five grandchildren; April Imparato, Frank A Imparato IV and his wife Stephanie, Erica Imparato, Edward Imparato Jr and his Fiancé Marina, and Tresa Keiser and her husband Ben and by his five great-grandchildren; Rowan, Kinsale, and Keaton Imparato and Teribio and Evelyn Keiser.
A devoted family man, he shared a special bond with his two sons who will always remember him as a loving, dependable father- there whenever he was needed- and the steadfast care and affection that remained a hallmark of his loving relationship with his wife, Delores.
Young at heart with the ready reply of “No Problem!”, he was also known for his charm and sense of humor, leaving his family and friends with memories of love and laughter, trials and joys, and countless special moments to cherish.
Services will be private and at the discretion of the family at a later date.