Frank Patrick Cropanese


(Sept. 23, 2004)

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at the new LDS Church on Avenue E for Frank Patrick Cropanese , 60, Powell, who died Thursday, Sept. 23 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Mont.

Dirk Cozzens will officiate at services, with burial following in Crown Hill Cemetery with military rites. A viewing is scheduled Friday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.

He was born March 17, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Antonio Cropanese and Marie Antoinette (Rocca) Cropanese. He completed a high school education in California. On June 17, 1965, he married Linda Koontz in Reno, Nev., and the family moved to Powell from California in 1979.

For 20 years, he was employed in plant operations at the Powell Hospital, retiring in 2001.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the LDS Church.

He took enormous pride in his family, especially all four of his grandchildren. He loved watching the Oakland Raiders football games on Sundays.Survivors include his wife, Linda Cropanese of Powell; two daughters, Patricia Mansfield and Joyce (Jeremiah) Heiser, both of Powell; a son, Frank Cropanese Jr. of Perry Township, Ohio; a sister, Barbara Cropanese of Laurel, Mont.; and four grandchildren, Tiffany Linville (Tom), Francine Mansfield, Linda Mansfield and Jenna Heiser, all of Powell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.