Frank Valenti was Rochester's Mafia crime boss from 1964 to 1972. He succeeded Jake Russo, who went missing in December of 1964, and his body was never found. Among other things, he was responsible for orchestrating the Columbus Day Bombings in 1970.
After he "retired" to Arizona, he was succeeded as crime boss by Samuel "Red" Russotti, who had served as underboss to Valenti.
Not to be confused with Frank Valenti of Georgia. Read more about him below.
9/25-According to WHAM-1180 Radio News Reports, Frank Valenti passed away on Saturday September 20 2008, at the age of 97. He had been living in a nursing home outside of Houston, Texas.