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Frank L. Yannes  

Frank L. Yannes

July 3, 1958 – April 4, 2016

Frank L. Yannes, age 57, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Monday, April 4, 2016.

Born in Hazleton, PA on July 3, 1958, Frank was a son of the late Frank S. and Joan E. (Rossi) Yannes. He was a graduate of the University of Delaware and later attended graduate school at Bloomsburg University. Frank was a career educator who taught Driver’s Education at Newark, Christiana and Glasgow High Schools for many years.

An avid sports fan, he was a Philadelphia Phillies season ticket holder and a proud supporter of the UD Blue Hens. Frank enjoyed visiting Delaware Park and taking golf trips with friends in his leisure time. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, whom he adored. Above all else, he was a devoted family man who will be very dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosetta Kay “Rose” (Fioravanti) Yannes. He is survived by his daughter, Tanya Casapulla (Drew) of Newark; brothers, Jeffery Yannes (Suki) of Great Mills, MD, David Yannes of Newark and Barry Yannes (Mandy) of Silver Spring, MD; grandchildren, Samantha and Jacob; 3 step grandchildren, AJ, Ryan and Christopher; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 2 pm until 4 pm on Sunday afternoon, April 10, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Monday morning, April 11, 2016, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 or to Vitas Hospice, 100 Commerce Drive, Ste. 302 Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Edward Haley, April 5, 2016

    i was sorry to hear of Franks passing. He was such a joy to be around. My prayers for Frank and your family in these tough days.

  2. Jennifer Mayer, April 5, 2016

    Frank will be sorely missed by his CHS family and all that knew him. His humor and love for teaching were always a bright spot in any day.

  3. Joe Toro, April 5, 2016

    You are in God’s hands now frater Frank. We will miss you. YITB Nu Pi 191

  4. Ann Walnock, April 5, 2016

    Having worked with Frank for many years when he taught Driver’s Ed to our night school program students, we enjoyed many conversations about the ups/downs of the Phillies. Always a gentleman and very nice person to work with. We in Adult Education will miss him.

  5. Teresa And John Jannuzzio, April 5, 2016

    To the best Brother-in-Law anyone could ask for! You will be sadly missed! We Love You FLY!

  6. Anita Dauphin, April 5, 2016

    I am so sorry that Frank has passed away. He was a kind and wonderful friend. He will be missed very much. Our thoughts go out to his family.

    Anita and Charlie Dauphin

  7. Trish Sullivan, April 5, 2016

    I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Frank’s passing. I’m gonna miss him at the committee meetings. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Frank.

    Trish Sullivan

  8. Donna Barto, April 5, 2016

    As I drove home from a sad day at Christiana High thinking of the many lives Frank has touched, I couldn’t help but wonder how many drivers I passed had received driver education, and care, and friendship from him over the years. He will be greatly missed. God bless your family with peace and memories.

  9. Paul and Bette Daniels, April 5, 2016

    We’ll remember all the fun times we’ve had together as friends and neighbors. Too soon for you both.
    We’ll miss you both.

  10. Barbara Jo Apichella, April 5, 2016

    Frank and I taught together at Newark High. He was one of the good guys and will be fondly remembered by his colleagues there. Many a time he brought smiles to us with us with one of Rose’s cakes. May God welcome him with loving arms and send comfort to his loving family.

  11. Tom Kellems, April 5, 2016

    My dear Tanya, my heart goes out to you (sweet cheeks) you and your family are in my prayers.. May the Good Lord comfort and keep you in His arms. God bless you Tanya.

  12. Vauneja Brooks, April 5, 2016

    You will be missed dearly your spirit was just so joyful , I’ll miss seeing you every morning with your coffee walking through the caf and seeing you teach fellow students how to drive ! I love you Mr. Yannes rest in paradise

  13. Paul Himmelstein, April 5, 2016

    Sorry to here of Frank’s passing The Himmelstein’s who lived at Plymouth Dr.

  14. Cindy Arnold, April 5, 2016

    So sorry and shocked to hear this. He and Rose were close to my mom. Great person. He is now reunited with his beloved Rose. My prayers go out to his family.

  15. James Figgs, April 5, 2016

    I’m sorry to here of his passing, he was my drivers ed instructor at Newark high. He also lived in the same neighborhood as family of mine so I seen him often…. he was great at his job, he made it fun (as if learning to drive isn’t already fun) but he was a great guy, God bless your family.

  16. Kim Sweetman, April 5, 2016

    Dave, please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Kim & Tom Sweetman

  17. Gibson C. Yoder, April 6, 2016

    Thoughts and prayers for the entire extended Yannes family and friends.

  18. john landau, April 6, 2016

    so sorry for the families loss. prayers for all of you. ive known Frank my entire life and he was a great caring person.. very sad to hear..condolences

  19. Ernie DiStefano, April 6, 2016

    I’m was sorry to hear about Frank’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I’m glad I was able to see him again in September at the GHS reunion.

  20. Colleen Mooney, April 6, 2016

    Frank was a wonderful guy and friend to all. He will be deeply missed, especially by the “Bunco Babes”! I take comfort that he is with his Rose. My deepest condolences to his family.

  21. Harry and Sandra Davies, April 6, 2016

    So sad to hear of Frank’s passing. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was the genuine article. He was an outstanding staff member and a very thoughtful and caring person.

  22. Walter Weber, April 6, 2016

    We are all spiritual beings passing through a human experience. Frank was a wonderful man and it was a pleasure just to be around him. We are all just passing through this life but some like Frank radiate a kind and loving spirit. I will miss you but hope to see you again in heaven! We that knew you will never forget you because we are better because of your positive and loving influence.

  23. Marie Gehringer, April 6, 2016

    So very sorry for your loss- our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Rose and Frank were such fun, kind and wonderful people- we considered them part of our “Friendly” family – we loved them and miss them greatly. We still talk about and miss Rose’s cookies and treats during the Holidays- she was an amazing baker. Mostly we miss their truly kind hearts and caring nature- they always brought smiles to our hearts – may your memories bring you comfort.

  24. Michele Priest, April 6, 2016

    Tanya and family, So sorry to hear this news. He was so kind and always had a smile on his face. I’m sure he’s smiling to be rejoining your mom now. Sending prayers for your family.

  25. Joanne Whitlock-Bovee, April 6, 2016

    It was our pleasure to know Frank as one of the nicest neighbors you could ever wish for. We will miss his kind smile and friendly wave. May he rest in peace. Joanne and Bryan Bovee

  26. Chris Steele, April 6, 2016

    Rest in peace my old friend,

  27. Melanie Williamson, April 6, 2016

    Thank you for teaching me drivers Ed 26 years ago… You made it fun.. RIP

  28. Tyler Jilek, April 6, 2016

    I was very sorry to hear about the passing of one of our teachers at CHS. I remember seeing Mr. Yannes walking down the halls always smiling. My heart goes out to his family and friends. As long as I am a student of Christiana high school I will not let others forget about the best drivers Ed teacher that school has had. R.I.P.

  29. Denise and Alex Pearl, April 6, 2016

    We are so sorry for your loss and the entire family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Alex and I loved both Aunt Rose and Uncle Frank with all our hearts and we will miss them forever. We will cherish the memories for as long as we live. Frank was a wonderful and caring man who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone. Rest in peace.

  30. Linda Wilson, April 7, 2016

    Frank’s face was always the first I would see each morning at Christiana High. He’d open the door and let me in with a smile on even the coldest mornings. He’d make our students so happy when they’d pass the driving test and get their blue cards. He was such a gentle, kind soul. He will be sorely missed. May God keep the family and rest in the fact that Frank is among the angels now, for sure.

  31. Pamela Fletcher, April 7, 2016

    I worked at Newark High with Frank. We shared some great laughs. He was patient and very caring. Deepest condolences to his family.

  32. Susan (Scheers) Kugel, April 7, 2016

    It is with great sadness and shock when I learned of Frank’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle soul who never said an unkind word. He was a rare person. He was a real team player. The 7 years that I worked with Frank at Newark HS will always be remembered with a smile and a warm heart. My deepest sympathy goes out to his daughter and other family members.

  33. Valerie Gray, April 8, 2016

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Frank. I enjoyed working with him at Newark High School. Always a gentleman and a good person. He will be sorely missed. My sympathy goes out to his family.

  34. Paula Henderson, April 8, 2016

    I have such fond memories of Frank. He was a truly nice man that did so many kind things for the others at NHS. He and Rose added so much to NHS with their friendliness and, of course, the birthday cakes! I enjoyed being with both of them. Frank’s death is a loss to all who knew him.

  35. Tanya Casapulla, April 8, 2016

    To the Best Dad & Pop- Pop a girl & grand kids could ever ask for, I want to thank you for everything you & mom have ever done for us. I am Blessed that we had you in our lives, you were always there for us. I am honored to have been with you during your time of need and would do it all over in a heart beat. I love you & will miss you dearly. I know you are at peace and with mom so please watch over us and keep us safe. Until we meet again <3

  36. Kathy Everett, April 9, 2016

    So sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. Tanya, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I knew Frank as a student of mine and then a dear teacher colleague. He will be truly missed. I know Rose has a welcoming cake ready for him to join her in a better place. Rest in peace dear friend.

  37. Marie and Joe Hama, April 9, 2016

    Sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank and his family.

  38. David and Joanne Franks, April 10, 2016

    David and I want to express our deepest condolences to the entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss.Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and provide comfort and strength during this most difficult time.

  39. Jeffrey Dombchik, April 10, 2016

    I got to know Frank the past couple of years. We ate lunch together every day and he was always supportive of the CHS Band Program. He will be very much missed.

  40. Diona Perkins-Johnson, April 10, 2016

    I was saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. I was looking forward to seeing him at the end of the month at the Driver Ed. Competition. He would greet me with a big hug. The Driver Education Planning Committee will greatly miss your input and guidance. My prayers and blessings go out to your family and friends.

  41. Karen Sarrafian, April 11, 2016

    Frank, you’ve been taken way too soon! You have been like a big brother to me and I will miss you and our talks! Thank you for being a great friend! Please give Rose a hug for me! Your Bunco Babes miss you dearly already and will continue your tradition of “fuzzy navels” like you always made for us. We had a toast of them last week at Bunco just for you! RIP dear friend!

  42. Ron Brabson, April 13, 2016

    Dear Yannes Family:
    I just heard of Frank’s passing.
    My sympathies to you all.
    I knew you briefly many years ago when I was in HS as a wrestling manager for your Dad .
    One year your Mom graciously and bravely hosted dinner for some of us. How she managed with you boys running around I will never know.
    Hold on to your memories to help you through this difficult time.
    JDHS 71


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