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  • Cremation on Monday, April 2, 2018.

  • Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 11am at St. Ann’s Church, 11 Wilson St W, Ancaster (Wilson St & Fiddlers Green), followed by a Celebration of Life 12-3pm at Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd, Ancaster

  • Donations in memory of Frank may be made to Mohawk College Foundation Re: Coach Frank Lostracco Bursary Mohawk College Foundation 905-575-1212 ext#4441 Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Ave. W. , PO Box 2034 Hamilton ON L8N 3T2

Frank Lostracco

1960 Dec. 19th – 2018 March 28th

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.

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  1. Rick LoStracco April 7, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

    As the song goes “Only the Good die Young”. God bless you brother, mom has you now. It was a privilege and an honour, to have called you BROTHER.
    Love forever.

  2. Aminu Bello April 3, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Frank was a great man, father and coach. He was very stoic by nature and exemplified unique qualities to get the most from those around him. Many of us felt his passion and love for basketball. I am thankful I had the opportunity to learn from him during his tenure as an Assistant Coach at McMaster University. He will be missed. My condolences to the Lostracco family.

    Aminu Bello

  3. Trevor Costello April 3, 2018 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Frank was the Mohawk coach when I got my first break at a head coaching position at Algonquin. Always positive and always willing to give scouting reports on the competition.Our only game vs Frank was an overtime win in the first round of provincial at Niagara College 18 years ago.One of his players fouled our guy at half to send us to free throw line for three shots, and he only made one to send to overtime. We ended up going to Nationals that year. Great memories from a good man. RIP Frank.

  4. Paul Melnik April 2, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    RIP Coach. You were a very special man, who was loved dearly by his family, friends & competitors…

  5. John Karcz April 2, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

    RIck, Lisa and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.
    May you feel the warmth and love of God’s light shining down upon you and draw strength for it!

  6. Waymon April 2, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Great coach great man and friend gone to soon but never forgotten. RIP my friend

  7. Gary Boyson April 2, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    My coach, mentor and friend will ever be in my thoughts. Speaking as one of his first high school players, I can’t imagine what our lives would be like without his sustained leadership. He was always there for all of us. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family.

  8. Laurie Cahill April 1, 2018 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    On behalf of our family, our sincere condolences to Laura, Briannee, Elijah & Fisher, and to all Frank’s friends and family. While Frank is recognized for his Basketball accomplishments , his true passion and legacy, outside his family he adored, was to the many young men he mentored,encouraged and supported. Frank was unwavering in his desire to see those around him succeed in life, and he gave so much more of his time, energy and personal resources than he ever received, or expected, in return. He fought his illness with courage, conviction and the love of those around him, as he did everything in life. Frank was a Basketball All Star, but A Hall of Fame Man in our community. God Bless, Frank.

  9. Debbie Soong Fazzalari April 1, 2018 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    There are no words to take away the pain of losing someone special in your life. As is said, the greater the love, the greater the grief. Hang on and cherish all the beautiful memories to take you through this most difficult time. Up to the end, Frank’s mind, business sense and passion were so strong and sharp whenever it had anything to do with Pure Heaven. His love for his family and his loyalty to his friends are undeniable. Frank, you will be missed and never forgotten.
    Frank, Debbie, Amanda & Miles Fazzalari

  10. Mike Katz April 1, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    A respected coach and fierce competitor Frank always had time for a laugh

  11. Rosanna Camposarcone Airhardt April 1, 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace Dear Frank….our condolences to the Lostracco family..God has taken another angel

  12. Esther and Norm Robert April 1, 2018 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the many fond memories of your brother bring you comfort during this difficult time of grieving.
    Sending you our deepest sympathy,

  13. Sandro Rao April 1, 2018 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Frank was very rare in my eyes, I never met a person with so much conviction that accomplished so much using humor, kindness, confidence, meekness and his smarts. I witnessed Frank religiously practicing free throws, 2 at a time, move off the line or your cheating yourself on the percentage, he had the exact routine and on one of his rare misses grimace in disbelief, he would adjust to outside conditions of rain or wind not to change the result of a swish. In many pick up games i never witnessed an anger emotion, and he got delight out of a good play from either team. The games were always better with Frank on the court because they seemed like they meant something. Frank never allowed bullying on the court regardless of stature or talent but did not enforce it with intimidation just the right words in the right tone. I have not seen Frank for years but knew of his accomplishments I feel blessed to have known him and pay my respects to him with the utmost sincerity and truth.

  14. Glenn Millar April 1, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Rick, I am so sorry for your family’s loss.

  15. Rosina Piro April 1, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

    You were a wonderful & unique man
    Thank you for everything you did for me
    I will never forget you & I am eternally grateful

    Rosina Piro

  16. Aldo DOnofrio March 31, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Rest In Peace Frank. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Aldo & Jody DOnofrio

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