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1919 Frank 2016

Frank Zaccardo

October 22, 1919 — August 28, 2016

Frank was born to Daniel and Mae Zaccardo in New York City in 1919.
He developed a passion for baseball and football, specifically the New York Giants. Even when the Giants moved their baseball team to San Francisco he continued to follow them.
He entered the Army in 1942 and served in Africa, Northern Ireland and Italy, to name a few. He received a Purple Heart Medal as a result of injuries incurred during his service in the Army. He left the Army in 1945, returned home and in 1947 married Pasqua "Betty" Gagliardi. Immediately after marrying, he and Betty moved to Kansas City for his job with the IRS.
In February of 1948 Frank would re-enter the service during the Korean War, this time with the Marine Corp. He attained the rank of Corporal and separated from them in 1953.
Frank returned to Betty in Kansas City and they would live there until 1962, when they again moved for his job, this time to Philadelphia. Eventually they would move back to New York's Long Island where he would retire from the IRS in 1972 with the title of Branch Chief.
Betty and Frank retired to Orlando Florida in 1972. Frank quickly went back to work for Sun Bank as a technical writer. He eventually retired completely in 1981.
They both loved to travel and went on many cruises. They also joined and became very involved with the Italian American Social Club and before long they both held jobs as officers there. Frank and Betty participated in many of the functions that were held at the club and as a result stayed very active and occupied. He was known for his phrase "Play Ball", which he would always call out at the club after the Pledge of Allegiance was delivered.
Frank was known for his passions in, football, pasta and Betty.
He is survived by his sister in law, Grace Jacques of Orlando, Grace's son Pat and family also of Orlando, niece Rachael and family, Orlando and many other nieces and nephews out of town.
"Play Ball" Uncle Frank!!
You will be missed!!



Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home
2811 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL  32806
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6pm to 8pm


Funeral Service

Carey Hand Colonial Chapel
2811 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL  32806
Thursday, September 1, 2016


Woodlawn Memorial Park
400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road
Gotha, FL  34734
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