Born November 15, 1920, in Westline, he was a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Ruffo) Frisina Sr. He was a 1939 graduate of Bradford High School. He served in the United States Army in the European Theater from 1944 to 1947.
On December 29, 1953, in St. Bernard Church he married Sarah H (Minor) Frisina who died on November 16, 1998.
He was a lifetime member of St. Bernard Church, the LaStella Lodge, Eagles Club, Custer City Men's Club, Vets Club, American Legion.
Mr. Frisina owned and operated J.A. Frisina Paving Company for over 66 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol D. Douthit of State College and Catherine H. McMillen, of Rochester, NY, five sons Joseph A. Frisina III, of Smethport, James A. Frisina of Bradford, Carl D. Frisina of Bradford, John R. Frisina and Mark W. Frisina, both of Bradford, two sisters, Amelia Frisina, of Bradford, and Florence Henry, of Butler, two brothers, Dr. Robert Frisina, of Rochester, NY, and Dr. Carl Frisina, of Arlington TX, his longtime companion Carol Miller of Bradford, eight grandchildren, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two brothers, Anthony Frisina and Ralph Frisina.
Family will be receiving friends on Sunday September 22, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St where a prayer service will be held on Monday at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am Monday in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to CARE for Children or St. Jude's Hospital.
On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com