Obituary: Funeral Service for Frank J. Dasti, Sr.
Services will be held today or Frank J. Dasti, Sr., honored last year with the township's Community Service Award.
Funeral services for lifelong Millburn resident Frank J. Dasti, Sr., a father of eight who received the Millburn Township Humanitarian and Community Service Award last year, will be this morning. He was 55.
According to obituary information from Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial funeral home, Dasti was the owner and operator of Dasti’s Ristorante in Maplewood and Linden for more than 20 years. Born in Summit, he was a lifelong resident of Millburn, an avid golf player and a devoted Little League coach and mentor in the league.
After receiving The Millburn Township’s Community Service in February of 2010, Dasti told The New York Times local blog, “I dedicated this award to all the young kids I’ve coached during the years and to the people of Millburn.”
Dasti was well known throughout the community, especially on the athletic fields.
“As a graduate of Millburn High School, he was an avid supporter and follower of all of our sports,” said Athletic Director Ted D'Alessio. “He will be missed. I will personally miss him at the baseball field. He always had a big smile and ‘hello’ for everyone.”
The funeral will be held on today, August 16, at 8:45 a.m. in the Paul Ippolito funeral home followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills at 10 a.m.. with burial to follow in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery.
According to the funeral home, Dasti is survived by his wife, Lourdes (nee Cespedes); children Frank J., Jr., and his wife Stephanie, Marissa, Anthony, Michael, Dominic, Robert, Ashley and Brittany Dasti; and by his siblings Susan Priore and Mary Ellen Dasti; one grandson, Frank; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Susan (nee Magliaro) Dasti; and is the former husband of the late Maria Ciranni and Angela Ferrara, according Ippolito Summit Memorial.
In lieu flowers donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.