Date of Birth: April 15, 1916, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Date of Death: October 3, 2009, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania (93 years old)
Philadelphia Daily News - Published 10/05/09
Frank Zoppetti died while at the Saunders House, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
Did you know?
Frank Zoppetti was noted for his toughness and speed, which gave him his nickname
"Zip". He enlisted in the Marines and was shipped out to fight in the Pacific during
World War II. He saw his first action at Guadacanal and remained in harms way
until the end of the war.
At one point, the ship he had recently disembarked was torpedoed and sunk shortly
after they had the beaches. He lost his Orange Bowl Championship ring which he
had left on board for safe keeping.
1941 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)