Frank Ferrante of Kaysville will celebrate his 80th birthday. Family and friends may attend an open house in his honor from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Kaysville Central Stake Center, 555 N. Fairfield. No gifts.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1933, in Boston to Felice and Giacinta Ferrante. He married his sweetheart Beverly Perkins, who he met while stationed with the Marine Barracks, Naval Supply Depot, Clearfield. They will soon celebrate 60 years together.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps as a private and served 24 years, retiring in 1973 as a major. He served in Okinawa, Japan; and Vietnam. While in the military, he attended many colleges and universities in California and Virginia. He received an accounting degree from Strayer University in Washington, D.C. After he retired from the military, he worked as a comptroller for Olsen Chevrolet in Layton and Murdock Chevrolet in Bountiful. He is the board of trustees chairman for Mutton Hollow Improvement District, an officer in American Legion Post 27, and chairman of a local Italian genealogical group. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he serves in many ward and stake positions, and in the Bountiful Temple.
He enjoys watching the Utah Jazz, following the Boston Red Sox baseball games and spending time with his family. He has done extensive genealogy research on his Italian heritage.
His children and spouses are Chris and Jim Mercer, Debbie and Jeff Herr, Ellie and Kurt Wood, and Jon Alan and Malinda Ferrante. He has 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren