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Frank "Chunki" Angotti

July 20, 1948 - February 4, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: February 8, 2016

At Chunki’s request, he was cremated.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Amos Carvelli
Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, WV on Sunday, February
7, 2016 from 12-8 pm. A Vigil Service will be held at the conclusion
of visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday,
February 8, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 126 E.
Pike St., Clarksburg, West Virginia with Father Casey Mahone as
Celebrant.

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Well known independent businessman and noted public official Frank
“Chunki” Angotti passed on Thursday, February 4, 2016 while a patient
at Ruby Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.  Frank was a
heartfelt and compassionate person.  He was a dedicated Father, a
wonderful companion and family man and an active member of our
Harrison County community.  He especially loved children and would do
anything he could to help them even if strangers.  He was a very hard
worker and there was no challenge too large or too small that he could
not tackle and successfully complete.   He was a true public servant
and always put the interests of the people ahead of his own.  He was
dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by
all who knew him.

Born Frank T. Angotti Jr. on July 20th, 1948, to the late Frank and
Rose Romano Angotti of Clarksburg, WV, Frank had roots in both Hinton,
West Virginia in his early years where his father was a pharmacist,
and later in Clarksburg where he graduated from Notre Dame High School
with the Class of 1966.  He was the second of four boys all of whom
were athletic and industrious.  He was formerly married to Mary
Virginia Maunz Angotti with whom he had two children Dr. Lori Angotti
and her partner Sam Lopez, and Dr. Frank T. Angotti III.  Both Lori
and Frank reside and practice their professions in the Harrison County
area.   He is also survived by his longtime companion and love, Gina
Jones of Clarksburg.  His three brothers and their spouses also
survive:  Mark and Pam Angotti of Cary NC, Dr. Michael Angotti and
partner Debra Shaw, Virginia Beach, VA and Drs. Marshall and Grace
Angotti of York, PA.  He is also survived by several nieces and
nephews, his “adopted” grandchildren Sal and Sergio Lopez, a slew of
loving cousins, friends and customers of Chunki’s Pizza & Subs
restaurant. After graduating high school Chunki attended Fairmont
State College and also enlisted in the United States Army Reserves
serving his Country for 6 years during the Vietnam Conflict  from 1970
until 1976.  He was a born entrepreneur and always operated small
businesses mostly restaurants.  He had owned and operated Chunki’s
Restaurant for the past 38 years which was a well known icon
throughout Harrison County.  Chunki was especially proud of developing
the Hot Italian Sub, and especially his Heart Shaped Pizzas served
only on Valentine’s Day.  He often claimed to be the “oldest hot
delivery” in Clarksburg.  Practically every morning he entertained his
friends and colleagues with coffee at Chunki’s restaurant until it was
time for him and Rhonda Talerico, his right hand at Chunki’s, to start
preparing for lunch service that day. Chunki was a firm believer in
higher education which is manifested in his children, Lori and Frank
who are doctors of optometry and psychiatry respectively.  One of his
famous sayings was “stay in school as long as you can, because once
you finish you have to work forever.” He was very happy when both of
his children decided to return to Harrison County to practice their
professions and Chunki took great pride knowing that they were helping
Harrison County residents with their healthcare needs.  He was always
pleased when one of his friends or customers would tell him that they
were a patient of one of his children, as his children could not
disclose such information.  He always rewarded young children with
good report cards with a monetary gift and many would specifically
have their parents bring them to the restaurant to show Chunki and get
their money. Serving the public one of Chunki’s greatest passions.
Chunki was first elected to the Clarksburg Water Board in 1993 serving
until 1998, and he was twice elected to the West Virginia House of
Delegates serving with that legislative body from 1998 to 2002.  He
was both elected and appointed to the Harrison County Commission for a
total of 10 years service.  He was also a Member of the Clarksburg
Urban Renewal Authority and the Harrison County Park Commission.
Chunki loved his colleagues with whom he served and for many years he
would travel to the Capitol in Charleston to serve lunch to all of the
Members of the Senate and House.  Once while cooking on the Capitol
roof breezeway the wind shifted and filled the Capitol with smoke
resulting in an evacuation!  Chunki was fondly teased about it for
years. Chunki never refused to help a constituent regardless of
whether they had supported his candidacy.   No matter what hour of the
day or night anyone who would call him and need help with a problem,
Chunki would stop what he was doing and spend his time making sure
that the person was getting help from the proper government agency.
He loved serving the public and did so free of special interest’s
influence or thoughts of personal gain.  He served with great
integrity and dedication to duty.  Chunki was a Roman Catholic by
faith and a member of both Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of
Perpetual Help Catholic Churches.

At Chunki’s request, he was cremated.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Amos Carvelli
Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, WV on Sunday, February
7, 2016 from 12-8 pm.  A Vigil Service will be held at the conclusion
of visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday,
February 8, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 126 E.
Pike St., Clarksburg, West Virginia with Father Casey Mahone as
Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chunki’s memory to
Medbrook Children’s Charity, PO Box 1021 Bridgeport, WV 26330 or to
Bi-County Nutrition Program, 416 ½ Ohio Avenue, Nutter Fort, WV
26301.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at
www.amoscarvelli.com A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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