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Frank G. Casaano Obituary
CASSANO Frank G. Casaano, 87 of Jacksonville passed away Wednesday December 4, 2013 surrounded by family. Born October 10, 1926 in Newark N.J. the son of the late Francesco and Angelina Cassano. For much of his early life he worked in the family bakery. Later, he served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for the US Postal Service as a mail carrier for over 20 years. While still a bachelor at age 53 he met his future wife Frances, a widow, while playing tennis at a country club. They were happily married for 32 years until she passed away in 2012. Frank loved America, and was an expert on the Civil War and early American history sharing his knowledge and could often been heard saying Have I told you about . In his 27 years of retirement, he and his wife traveled widely. In his later years he gave his time lovingly to volunteering at both the Hospice and St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Stores. Frank is predeceased by his wife, Frances (Civitano) Cassano of Jacksonville, brothers, Rocco, Joseph, Donato, and Anthony. He is survived by brother Louis, and sisters Madeline, Geraldine, Lillian and Antoinette. Daughter and son in law Joann and Henry Shepard of Baldwin Fl., a son and daughter in law, Gary and Rose Testa, of Rockville Center, NY., and sons Louis Testa of Jacksonville, Fl and Joseph Testa of Los Angeles, Ca. Lovingly known as Poppy /Papa and Uncle Foot, Frank also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 3 great, great grandchildren as well as 12 nieces and nephews. He will be forever loved and deeply missed. Mass will be at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 10472 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32246 on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Frank s name to St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store, 3512 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 11, 2013
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