Frank Krapa III

FRANK KRAPA III, 74, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Beloved husband of Annette (Orecchio) Krapa and loving father to Frank Krapa IV (Tammy) Matthew Krapa, Joseph Cox (Leah) and Amanda Ciocca (Matt). He was born on February 25, 1949, in Wheeling WV to Frank Krapa Jr and Helen (Nosal) Krapa. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren Anna Krapa, Victoria and Brandon Krapa, Audrina Cox, and Angelina and Santino Ciocca. Frank graduated from St. Johns Central High School and earned a degree in Engineering from Ohio University in Athens. He was employed by Wheeling- Pitt and Weirton Steel where he was a member of the 25-year club, retiring from US Steel at the age of 62. Frank was an avid train aficionado who enjoyed collecting and designing model railroads. He took pleasure in Steeler Sundays and watching the Penguins. Frank was a jack of all trades and mastered them all. From building their home and making furniture to keeping his landscape perfectly manicured. But above all he loved his family fiercely and would protect them at any cost. He was always a phone call away to help with any project they needed. He is predeceased by his parents, his twin sister Linda, and his four fur babies, Bella, Sophia, Mia, and Sissy. He was Catholic by faith and attended St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Weirton. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton with Fr. Tony Thurston presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Animal Shelter. Share tributes at