Marion R. Frontino

Smethport - Marion R. Frontino, 98, of Smethport, passed away Wednesday (July 29, 2020) in the Lakeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Smethport.


She was born May 9, 1922 in Custer City, a daughter of Walter and Lois Clark Michaels.  On August 10, 1940, in St. Bernard Church, Bradford, she married Paul A. Frontino, who died August 3, 2008.


Mrs. Frontino was a 1940 graduate of Bradford High School.

Marion first worked in New Mexico, where she resided with her husband in their early years, then for Zippo and for two hearing aid offices located in Bradford, after returning to the area.

Marion loved fishing and camping with her husband when they lived in New Mexico for 21 years.


She is survived by: 

Two sons:  Garry (Edna) Frontino of Smethport and David Frontino of Finleyville, PA

Ten grandchildren:  Paul (Barbara) Frontino of Betula, David (Dana) Frontino of Port Allegany, Robert (Kathy) Frontino of Bradford, Todd Frontino of Smethport, Brian (Denise) Frontino of Smethport, Brad (Kathy) Frontino of Smethport, Tracy (Vince) Rudman of Mena, AR, Tony (Wendi) Frontino of Finleyville, PA, Tim Frontino of West Milton, PA, and Brian Fitzpatrick of Bradford.

Fifteen Great Grandchildren, Nine Great-Great Grandchildren

One sister:  Dorothy Carlson of St. Marys, PA

And many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter, Jr. and Robert Michaels.


Visitation will be held privately.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 10 AM in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor as Celebrant.  Committal will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.  PA's COVID-19 masking requirements will apply.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Elizbeth Church, Smethport or the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA  16701.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.