It is with heavy hearts that the family of Frank Lostracco announces his passing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Ancaster, Ontario.
Beloved husband of Laura (Conick), loving father of Briannee Dover of Burlington, Elijah and Fisher of Ancaster.
Frank is survived by his father Dino Lostracco of Welland, loving siblings Rick (Lisa) of Welland and Diana of Hamilton, in-laws, Barry and Susan Conick, Melanie (Tim), Douglas (Leanne), nieces and nephews Joshua, Lauren, Leigh, Olivia, and Ben. Frank also leaves behind family and friends throughout Canada, United States and Italy.
He was predeceased by his mother Maria (DeChellis), his grandparents Francesco and Rosina DeChellis, and Alberico and Adelina Lostracco.
After graduating from McMaster University, Frank took his lifelong passion of basketball and continued coaching, previously grade school and high school level, then as assistant coach and recruiter for McMaster’s Men’s basketball team. Frank then moved on to the position of Head coach with Mohawk College Men’s team for 10 years as well as organizing summer basketball camps. Frank also continued playing the game himself and in 2014, he joined his teammates and travelled to the Masters in Italy winning gold in their division. Frank was passionate not only for the game but for the students he coached, taking a personal interest and helping them in any way he could.
Frank always demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit, first by starting Game Time Amusements Ltd, building it up and selling it while at the same time acquiring the original Don Cherry’s Grapevine Restaurant/L.A. Bat’s Sports Bar & Eatery in Hamilton and operating it for 11 years. With his interest in buying and selling income properties, Frank then went on to acquire his real estate licence and has been with Remax Escarpment Ltd for the last 11 years. Not letting anything, including his illness get in his way of living every moment to his fullest, Frank took his passion for fitness, health & wellness and in 2016 opened Pure Heaven Health & Wellness.
Frank enjoyed vacationing with his family and spending as much time as possible with his children.