PITTSBURGH — Louis Joseph "Lou" or "Pop-Pop" Frobuccino, 76, formerly of Casa Grande, died on Jan. 17, 2020.
Mr. Frobuccino had been living in Pittsburgh since June 2017 after spending over 15 years in Arizona and the Southwest. His love of all things western gave him joy in the deserts south of Phoenix. He was born on July 12, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York, a son of Anthony P. Frobuccino and Evelyn M. Van Wyck. He was a lifelong Giants fan and formerly was a minor league baseball player.
He grew up in Brooklyn and joined the Army in 1963. After completing two years of service, he enlisted in the Air Force. While stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, he met Sheila R. Taylor from Wichita, Kansas, and they were married on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1972. He continued to serve honorably until 1974. Notable accomplishments include direct support to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Apollo space program, multiple world-wide deployments supporting Air Force communications missions and numerous leadership positions. Upon his honorable discharge, he held multiple positions in industrial hygiene and environmental safety until his retirement from Philadelphia Electric Company in 1994.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 47 years, are six adult children, Angela, Kimberly, Thomas, Stefanie, Anthony and Christopher; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was honored by H. John Heinz III Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Hospice in Pittsburgh with a veteran recognition ceremony after his death as well as having full military honors at his memorial service on Monday, Jan. 20, followed by cremation on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.