Frank Gagliardo, 93

Frank Gagliardo, 93, of Lancaster, PA passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at LGH. Born in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, NY he was the son of the late Antonio and Angela (Guerriera) Gagliardo. He was the husband of the late Concetta (Meli) Gagliardo who died March 20, 2012. They were married for 61 years.

He was a graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, NY and attended CCNY College of NYC. Frank was a veteran of WWII and proudly served in the US Army during the occupation of Japan. Frank was a former member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in the Bronx, NY and a member of St. John Neumann CC in Lancaster. He was a life member and 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus with membership the last several years at St. John Neumann CC Council. Frank retired as an import/export expeditor. Previously he worked as a purchaser for PAN AM Airlines and Olympic Airlines at the Kennedy International Airport for over 25 years.

He is survived by his children: Angela F., wife of Robert V. Richards, of Lancaster,  Anthony S., husband of Adele Gagliardo, of LaGrangeville, NY, and 3 grandchildren: Stephen A.Gagliardo, Marc S. Gagliardo, and Zachary R. Richards. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10AM on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA with Rev. Paul J. Theisz as Celebrant. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 6-8PM with the Holy Rosary recited at 7:30PM at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. A second viewing will be at the church from 9-10AM Saturday morning. Entombment in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made in Frank’s memory to Knights of Columbus Council #12532 c/o St. John Neumann CC, 601 E. Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601. To send the family online condolences please visit Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory717-560-5100

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Condolences to the Family

Dear Angela, Bob and Zachary,

Leave it to Frank, age 93, to drag me in to the 21st century of condolences.  What a guy! He will remain a pillar of those Homestead days for all of my family. His big wonderful smile and loving demeanor really cheered us all through that time – and well beyond for your family. Frank was a singularly pleasant peach-of-a-man. Our families are joined forever by the warm feelings our parents had for one another!  My love to you all. What a journey you have been on with both of Angela’s parents, and how spectacularly you have responded to their needs throughout these past many years. Angel, you’ve been one heck of a loving and wonderful daughter. May Frank rest in peace with Connie now.

I must be out-of-town on Saturday and am unable to attend Frank’s service.  Please accept my condolences.   
With Love,

I am so sorry about Mr. G’s passing.  I loved his warmth and his sense of humor.  I will always remember his infectious smile.  It makes me smile right now to think of it.  I am so glad to have seen him recently, even though the circumstances were so sad.

You have our deepest sympathies for your loss.  I hope he and Mrs. G are holding hands in heaven right now.

Love and condolences,
Mary & Chuck Zwecker 

To Angela and Family,

It was such a pleasure for me to have met your wonderful dad (and your mom) when I worked in Activities at Homestead Village. I really enjoyed seeing his smile as he greeted me when I came into work, and he would be having his breakfast. And yes, did he ever like listening to The Big Band Era music!!

What a loving family Frank and Connie had. May your memories bring you comfort and know how much your dad loved it when you came to visit, especially when you brought those great big balloons!


Barb DeHart

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