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Frank Bellino(1927 - 2013)

Frank J. Bellino

GRANVILLE: Frank J. Bellino, 85, a retired music professor at Denison University, died Monday, June 10, 2013 at his home. He was born July 28, 1927 in West New York, NJ to the late Dominic and Maria (Viggianni) Bellino.

As a high school student, Frank enrolled in the 'Henry Street Settlement' school of music on New York's lower eastside. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Frank pursued his undergraduate studies at Ohio University and his graduate work at the Eastman School of Music where he performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, then the Houston Symphony, followed by the Minneapolis Orchestra. He studied violin, viola, viola d'amore in Rome and performed locally as well as internationally. Searching for "new horizons", he went into college teaching at Denison University with the idea of teaching for one year. However, his quest led him into a 30 year position as Professor Emeritus teaching strings, chamber music, conducting the college-community orchestra, performing, and various other responsibilities.

Frank is survived by his daughter, Ann Bellino, of the home.

There is no better way to honor a loving father than to have calling hours 2 to 4 P.M. on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013 at McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St, in Granville. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Second Chance Humane Society, P.O. Box 286, Johnstown, Ohio 43031 or to All Tails Rescue, 12591 Worthington Road, Pataskala, Ohio 43063. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.

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Published in the Advocate on June 14, 2013
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