- Cullman, Alabama

December 3, 2009

John Francis Trinchitella

The Cullman Times

SANDY SPRINGS, GA — John Francis Trinchitella

John Francis Trinchitella, 87, died on Nov. 30, 2009. Born in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 13, 1922, he attended St. Mel’s military high school. He served in World War II with the Patrol Bombers Squadron 141.

A long-time resident of Pensacola, Florida, he recently moved to Atlanta, Ga.

In Pensacola, he was a restaurant proprietor for 25 years and owned the Harbor Inn and Trinchitella’s restaurants. In his early years in Pensacola, he was a builder and also worked in the restaurant franchising business, including for Roy Acuff in Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of the Civitan Club, Little Flower Catholic Church, and was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.

He was well known for his hospitality and generosity. He hosted many events for local organizations including Pensacola Catholic High School, Escambia High School, the flight deck crew for the USS Lexington, and various other military groups.

He was a man of strong, unwavering faith and devoted to his wife and family. He was a lively and engaging person who never met a stranger and went out of his way to make other people feel better.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alma; his sons John Trinchitella and his wife, Rachel; Chuck Trinchitella and his wife Yvonne; his daughters, Marianne Trinchitella Weaver and her husband, Fred; and Rose Kirkland-Chambers, and her husband, Jason; his grandchildren, Jason Trinchitella, Alice Anne Trinchitella, Melanie Trinchitella, Chuck Trinchitella, Jenny Weaver, Francesca Weaver, and Katie Kirkland; his great-grandchild Cael Trinchitella; and his brother, James Trinchitella.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at All Saints Catholic Church, 2443 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA, 30338, with Father Brian Higgins officiating.  Interment, with military honors, will follow at Georgia National Cemetery, 5580 Knox Bridge Road, Canton, GA, 30114.

Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road NE, Sandy Springs, Ga.