Frank Sucato, 63, passed away Monday, Dec. 6 after a long illness. As a resident of Ahwatukee since 1997, he worked seven years for Avent Inc., umpired Little League baseball/softball and belonged to Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Frank was born to Peter James and Berlinda (Bencivengo) Sucato in Beacon, N.Y. He was raised, lived and worked in the Hudson Valley, graduated from Beacon High School in 1965 and attended Dutchess Community College. He was employed by I.B.M., East Fishkill, for 25 years in a variety of positions, including manufacturing, management and new product development.
Frank was an active volunteer fireman and a lifetime member of the Slater Chemical Fire Company, Glenham, N.Y. In addition to fighting fires and assisting with car accidents, he had several leadership roles.
He was an avid baseball fan, even playing one year in the Braves farm system. In retirement, he was an assistant coach and umpire for Little League and developed a baseball card eBay business. Other interests included hunting, fishing and history.
As a devoted family member, Frank was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cristyn (Baldwin) Sucato, children Victoria and Peter, sister Rosalie Pung of Wappinger Falls, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3550 E. Knox Road, at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Corpus Christi Catholic Church or Hospice of the Valley.