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Frank P. Desposito

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Frank P. Desposito

AGE: 86 • Lakewood

Frank P. Desposito of Lakewood formerly of New York City and Dumont, NJ passed away with his loving family at his side on March 28, 2013. Frank was born July 30, 1926 at home in New York City. Frank met his future wife when she was a teenager. When he turned 18 he enlisted and joined the Army. Frank served valiantly with the 103rd Infantry Division, 411 Regiment, Co. K, and Weapon Platoon. He was awarded the Bronze Star for ground combat in the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater of Operation, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. He was also awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, The Army of Occupation Medal, European, Africa, Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He was an expert marksman with carbine rifle. When he returned home he went looking for Eileen. They were married on July 4, 1948. Frank worked for the City of New York, (DEP) Department of Environmental Protection. He was a Laborer, Assistant Foreman, Foreman, District Foreman, Superintendent, and then Chief of Operations for the City of New York until his retirement in 1986. Frank was predeceased by his wife Eileen in 2011. Surviving are his children Eileen Katchuk and her husband Richard of Point Pleasant, NJ, Nancy Day and her husband Timothy of Brick, NJ his son Frank Jr., of Point Pleasant, NJ and granddaughter Danielle Desposito of Morgantown, WV, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and numerous other family members. Friends may call Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the D'Elia Funeral Home Rt. 70 & Vermont Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:30AM at the Holy Family Church in Lakewood. Interment will take place at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran's Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Frank's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at For further information or to post a tribute please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 31, 2013
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