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Francis Taranto

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Francis, F. (Frank), age 87, lifelong resident of Englewood Cliffs, on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. A graduate of New York University, he was an Aeronautical Engineer for Boeing, Curtis Wright and Edo Corporation. Frank had a lifelong love of the sea. He was an avid racing and cruising sailor. He loved his '33 classic sailing yacht "March Hare" cruising her on Long Island Sound and the New England coast. For many years he had been Commodore and Chairman of the Board of the Stuyvesant Yacht Club in City Island. He was a Past Commodore of the New York Sailing Club. He was a good and kind gentleman, beloved by all who knew him. Beloved and cherished companion of Virginia-Holly Rango. Dear brother of Christina Hartman, Bartholomew Taranto, and the late Catherine Fairweather. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, 3-5 and 7-9 PM, at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave at 10 AM for the celebration of his funeral Mass in Holy Trinity R C Church at 10:30 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or
Published in The Record on Nov. 11, 2012
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