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Mr. Thomas "Tom" Anthony Fratino age 60 of Fernandina Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, July 26, 2017.

Born in Euclid, OH, he was one of four children born to Tony and Dorothy Ann Tarasco Fratino. He grew up in Euclid and was a graduate of Euclid High School, Class of 1975. After high school, he attended Ohio University where he graduated with his degree in Electrical Engineering. After college, he began a long career as an Electrical Engineer with M.K. Ferguson in Cleveland, OH, as the Project Engineer. In 1985, he met Kathy Denise Poarch whom he would marry in 1986. The Fratinos' made their first home in Mentor where he would later accept a position with Avery Dennison as an Electrical Engineer. In 1995, he joined Tropicana in Fort Pierce, FL, where he worked until joining Technical Associates in Albany, GA, in 2003. In 2011, he accepted an invitation to join Rock Tenn as a Senior Electrical Engineer. During his career as an Electrical Engineer, he traveled to and contributed to projects in 42 different states. Tom was an avid sports fan. He played hockey throughout high school and college, coached his son's hockey teams and was a voracious fan of the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers. True to his Italian heritage, he enjoyed attending the Wickliffe Italian American Club where he was a member with his family and played in the Bocci League. He enjoyed entertaining and any activity that included good food. His family recalls the enjoyment that only an Electrical Engineer would have through his synchronized holiday lighting and decoration of their homes.

Mr. Fratino leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Kathy D. Fratino, Fernandina Beach, FL, sons, Stephen Diffenbacher (Peggi), Jupiter, FL, Thomas Fratino II, Fernandina Beach, FL, Anthony Fratino (Katie), Jacksonville, FL, a daughter, Cadence Fratino, Fernandina Beach, FL, his parents, Tony and Dorothy Fratino, Willoughby, OH, two sisters, Linda Moffa (Gerry), Winter Springs, FL, Karen Vance (Walt), Concord, OH, a brother, Joseph "Joe" Fratino (Heather), Parker, CO, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH, 44060. A funeral service in his memory will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Perry Cemetery.

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