Frank L. Vertucci, 98, of Gloversville passed away August 2, 2012, at Nathan Littauer Hospital with his family by his side.
Born May 1, 1914, in Gloversville, he was the son of the late Domenick and Clara Nicolella Vertucci. Frank graduated from Gloversville High School where he excelled in football and baseball. He continued his education at Clarkson College and Columbia University. Early in life, Frank was employed by B.F. Goodrich, General Electric Co. and the Navy depot in Yonkers, N.Y. In 1945, Frank began his own glove manufacturing business as Modern Gloves in Gloversville, which became Vertucci Gloves, continuously run until recent years.
Frank was a well respected handball player, playing twice a week well into his 80s, often competing with much younger players. His memberships include Holy Spirit Church, past-president of the Rotary Club, 30 year member of the former Elks Lodge, and a 75 year member and trustee of the YMCA. He was also a member of the Eccentric Club and Pine Brook Golf Club. He had an instrumental role in the formation of the Gloversville Little League and was an active contract negotiator for the Fulton County Glove Manufacturers.
Survivors include: a daughter; Clara Biscotti (James) of Gloversville, a son Domenic Vertucci (Debra) of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also survived by a brother Edward Vertucci of Amsterdam, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Janice Vertucci. Frank was pre-deceased by his wife, Rose Auricchio Vertucci, in 1979, a sister Mary Zambri, his brothers; Armand Vertucci and Albert Vertucci, and a grandson, Steven Van Brocklin.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2012, at The Church of The Holy Spirit, 149 S. Main St., Gloversville. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the church or to the YMCA, 213 Harrison St., Gloversville, NY 12078. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St.