October 23, 2012
Frank DeRosa was born Aug. 25, 1929, to Joseph and Marian DeRosa in Providence, R.I. He passed away peacefully Oct. 19, 2012, with his family by his side at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.
Frank was a building contractor. He moved his family to Issaquah in 1965 to live on his beloved Ponderosa Ranch on Tiger Mountain Road, where he built and lived in two homes on the property over the years.
It was easy to spot Frank around town wearing his cowboy boots and hat wherever he went. He rode his palomino horses with the King County Sheriff’s Posse for several years and served as captain for two of those years. Frank also loved his dogs, hunting, golfing, bowling, shooting pool, water skiing and snow skiing. He enjoyed his cabin in Chelan, where he rode snowmobiles and his quad.
Frankie is survived by his loving wife Donna and his sister Mary DeRosa. Dad’s daughters are Corrine DeRosa, Patti O’Connor (Dave), Terri Schmitt (Dan), and his stepdaughters are Chrissy Bykonen (Kenny) and Lisa Salton. Grandpa’s surviving grandchildren are Sheamus McQuade (Kathy), Meagan Shaddock (Donte), Brody O’Connor, Tyler Schmitt and his stepgrandson Tanner Bykonen. His great-grandchildren are Elijah Shaddock, Johnny, Stella and Brooklyn O’Connor. He was a loving family man and will be greatly missed by all of us.
Frank was preceded in death by his first wife Betty DeRosa and his grandson Brock O’Connor.
A viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 26, from 3-7 p.m. at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. A party in Frank’s honor will be held Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Issaquah Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 175 Front St. N., Issaquah.
Remembrances in his name can be made to the American Heart Association.