FRANK ALBERT BARTOLUCCI

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Funeral for Frank Albert Bartolucci who died October 21, 2012 of natural causes, will be Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m. at Settle Wilder Funeral Home. Interment will be private. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. He was the son of Roselba and Frank Bartolucci of New York City, and married Grace Adelaide Nolting who predeceased him in 1991. He is survived by sons: Frank Anthony, and his daughter Grace Eileen; Anthony George, his spouse Georgia Dianne and son and daughter Casey George and Cayla Gayle; Albert Charles, his spouse Stacey Lynn and daughter Rachel Sarah; Sister Angela Bigliano and her children Richard, Victoria, and Thomas. Born February 12, 1928 in the Bronx, New York, he was a graduate of the High School of Commerce in NYC and Walter Hervey Jr. College. A veteran of the Korean War he served from 1950 to 1952 in the Fifth Cav. Recon Combat Team. He received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, Combat Infantry Badge, and the United Nations Service Medal . He received an honorable discharge. Frank was a member of V.F.W. Post 4250, New Smyrna and B.P.O.E. Lodge 1557, New Smyrna and Edgewater. Following in his father's footsteps he pursued a career in printing and became a professional linotype operator for the Ithaca Journal, and served as the President of the International Typographical Union local 379. In high school he developed a love of drawing. This began a lifelong pursuit as an artist. He was a member of the Ithaca Art Association and New Smyrna Beach Artist Work Shop winning numerous awards in both organizations. His body of works encompasses a diverse and eclectic style. His works ranged from oil painting, to graphic art, experimental art, found art, and sculpture. His art has been displayed and sold internationally. He is known for several signature pieces, including his Dancing Man Series, Mono Prints which have been published in the book "A Collaboration of Two Arts", and his popular Wind Fish mobiles. He respected the importance of Art in society, but with a unique sense of humor, always had a fun filled eye on the absurd as can be seen in his lighthearted pieces. His final request was instead of sending flowers….Buy Art! Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 24, 2012
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