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Feasting in heaven: Frank Cannata

Frank Cannata died last week at 88. He was a kind, gentle Spokane man I got to know well in the 1980s and 1990s because he was the manager of the Town and Country Restaurant, our family hangout.

It is said that the first person you meet upon entering a business helps determine your attitude toward the entire business. Frank greeted people at the door. He went table to table asking folks how their meals were. He was a very good listener, too. And he knew everybody's name.

He set the tone for the entire dining experience. In a Feb. 13 post, I talked about Jan Rotondo, co-owner of the restaurant, who died this month, too.

I picture Jan, her husband Frank Rotondo, and now Frank Cannata preparing their famous pasta dishes in heaven. Divine dining for the angels, for sure.

Rest in peace, Frank.


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