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FRANK L. GALLUCCI, SR., 88, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Detroit, Mich., Frank was a graduate of the University of Detroit and its law school. He was a World War II combat veteran serving in the 517th Parachute Combat Team, attached to the 82nd Airborne Division and the Fifth Army in Berlin following the war. He had six combat jumps and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, receiving the Purple Heart multiple times. He also received the Bronze Star, Croix de guerre and numerous other military awards. He was Executive Vice President of Essex Wire, Founding Partner of Gallucci, Hopkins & Theisen, and Retired Of Council for the Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm. He was a member of the Indiana, Michigan and D.C. Bar, where he argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also served as Chairman of the Board of St. Joseph College and was a Board Member of Ohio Art and the Allen County Sherriff's Merit Review Board, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Rita Gallucci of Fort Wayne; son, Louis P. Gallucci of North Las Vegas, Nev.; son, Frank L. (Tina M.) Gallucci Jr. of Fort Wayne; daughter, Sandra M. (Raymond) Wardell of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Alex (Andrea) Gallucci, Olivia Gallucci, Sophia Gallucci, Maria (Lance) Lockstadt, Dante Gallucci, Dominic Wardell, Philip Wardell, Victoria Wardell; sister, Mary (Sam) Mininni of Livonia, Mich.; sister, Dorothea Siedlik of Novi, Mich.; brother, Richard Gallucci of N.C. He was preceded in death by a son, Peter F. Gallucci; son, Michael Patrick Gallucci; parents, Luigi and Maria Rose Gallucci. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior; Father Jim Shafer officiating. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 and from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Arcola. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. To sign the online guest book, please go to www.domccombandsons.com
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Oct. 12, 2013