Nicholas  Fratto

Obituary of Nicholas S. Fratto

Dr. Nicholas Salvatore Fratto, age 92, of South Fayette, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on May 15, 2021. Son of Luigi and Vincenza Fratto, he was the last surviving member of the Fratto/Salvatore family. Dr. Fratto is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Carol (Marusak); daughters Victoria (Patrick) Garbinsky; Mary (David) Kolan; Caroline (Stephen) Hecht; son Nicholas (Rhonda) Fratto; grandsons Michael (Elizabeth) and Daniel Kolan; Rocco Fratto; granddaughters Emily Garbinsky, Sarah Urbanic, Sophia Fratto and Anna Hecht; brother-in-law James Musto, who was like a son to him; Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dr. Fratto attended Oliver High School in the North Side of Pittsburgh and was drafted to serve in the Korean War, earning the rank of staff sergeant in the Marines. He attended Duquesne University where he earned his teaching degree, masters in guidance counseling and school psychology, and his principal certification. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fratto began his career at Cecil High School teaching secondary social studies and then was recruited by Carnegie High School to serve in the roles of guidance counselor, school psychologist, principal and assistant superintendent. When the school districts of Carnegie, Rosslyn Farms and Crafton merged, Dr. Fratto became the first superintendent of Carlynton School District serving from 1969 until 1986. It gave him great joy to follow the lives of his former students, many of whom he helped obtain scholarships to college. Dr. Fratto was very active in the local community serving in the Carnegie Lions Club, Rotary, and Salvation Army. He was also very involved in the St. Barbara Church in Presto, PA serving as president on the church council, lector, Eucharistic minister and CCD teacher. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed fishing, traveling, and painting. Visitation and services will be held privately. Arrangements are being handled by Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 412-221-3333, 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Baptist Homes Society c/o Providence Point Personal Care.
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