Frank Thomas Yannett

  • Born: April 20, 1926
  • Died: January 27, 2022
  • Location: Newtown, Pennsylvania

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Newtown, PA 18940

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Frank Yannett, known as Brook to those who knew him well, passed away on January 27th, 2022 at the age of 95.
Frank was a loving husband to Marie (nee Opallo) for 71 cherished years and beloved father of Frank Yannett (Susann), Linda Henry, Donna Yannett and Mark Yannett (Sarah). Frank was a devoted grandfather to five grandchildren, Leah Hobbs, Eric Lisausky, Catlin Yannett (Jake Lienhardt), Nicholas Yannett and Steven Yannett. Frank was preceded in death by his brother Walter Yannett and sister Elaine Agnelli.
Frank Yannett began his 95 years in Brooklyn, NY on April 20, 1926. He was given the nickname "Brook" when he moved to Queens from Brooklyn as a teen, "Brook" the kid from Brooklyn, a name that would last a lifetime.
Before graduating high school in St. Albans, Queens a 17 year old Frank enlisted for service in the US Navy with trip to Boot Camp at Sampson Navel Base in Geneva, NY. It was here Frank attended radio school that piqued his interest in submarines leading him to request duty on a sub. After his initial training in Geneva, NY he was ordered to New London, Connecticut Submarine Base and soon was attached to the Admiral's staff, COMSUBLANT, Commander of all subs in the Atlantic Ocean. In 1945, Frank took off on a sub headed for Japan but before he would arrive Harry S. Truman put an end to WWII changing course for Frank, to which he was forever grateful. So grateful in fact, he very proudly stated that Harry S. Truman was the only Democrat he ever voted for.
Following his discharge from the Navy, Frank went on to play varsity men's basketball as a starting forward for Champlain College and Hofstra University where he ultimately graduated.
A top salesmen for Union Carbide, Frank was moved all over the country from Long Island to Anaheim back to Long Island and beyond keeping his family on their toes. Frank pivoted from sales to research & development, working his way up to Vice President, overseeing the development of environmental equipment. After many years at Union Carbide, Frank went into business on his own operating a travel agency, which he ran until his retirement.
Frank and Marie took up golf later in their lives becoming members of the Yardley Country Club, playing courses all over the country traveling with their friends, family and having a grand old time. Not to mention Frank sunk two holes in one along the way. A lifelong sports fanatic Frank never stopped loving, watching and participating in sports, playing tennis into his later years and golfing through the age of 92.
Relatives and friends are invited to Frank's Life Celebration on February 14, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM and followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church 999 Reading Ave, Yardley, PA 19067. Interment with Military Honors will be at 1 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA . In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the organization below:
Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517, PVA: Donation Processing Center

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