Monday , September 09, 2013 - 9:52 AM
FrankFerrante ofKaysville willcelebrate his80th birthday.Family andfriends mayattend an openhouse in hishonor from 4to 6 p.m. onSept. 14 at theKaysville CentralStake Center, 555 N. Fairfield.No gifts.
He was born on Sept. 11,1933, in Boston to Felice and GiacintaFerrante. He married hissweetheart Beverly Perkins, whohe met while stationed with theMarine Barracks, Naval SupplyDepot, Clearfield. They will sooncelebrate 60 years together.
He enlisted in the MarineCorps as a private and served 24years, retiring in 1973 as a major.He served in Okinawa, Japan;and Vietnam. While in themilitary, he attended many collegesand universities in Californiaand Virginia. He received anaccounting degree from StrayerUniversity in Washington, D.C.After he retired from the military,he worked as a comptrollerfor Olsen Chevrolet in Laytonand Murdock Chevrolet in Bountiful.He is the board of trusteeschairman for Mutton Hollow ImprovementDistrict, an officer inAmerican Legion Post 27, andchairman of a local Italian genealogicalgroup. An active memberof The Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints, he serves inmany ward and stake positions,and in the Bountiful Temple.
He enjoys watching the UtahJazz, following the Boston RedSox baseball games and spendingtime with his family. He hasdone extensive genealogy researchon his Italian heritage.
His children and spouses areChris and Jim Mercer, Debbieand Jeff Herr, Ellie and KurtWood, and Jon Alan and MalindaFerrante. He has 11 grandchildrenand nine great-grandchildren