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Frank C. Pellegrini

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PELLEGRINI- Frank C., Ph.D. of Dix Hills on March 25, 2010. Born on July 10, 1940 to Alfred K and Lillian Pellegrini. Beloved husband of Georgianna. Loving father of Christine Pellegrini Busch (Christian) and Denise Pellegrini Knoll (Aaron). Devoted grandfather of Kiersten Leigh Busch and Katherine Paige Knoll. Dr. Pellegrini is also survived by his brother Alfred K. Pellegrini, his mother in law Anna Mae Weiss and his sister-in-law Madeline M. Weiss. Dr. Pellegrini earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from St.John's University. He served 40 years at Farmingdale State College in various capacities, including Professor of Organic Chemistry, Chairman of the Chemistry Department, Interim Provost, and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1982. Dr. Pellegrini also authored various academic texts in the field of chemistry. He also served as a chemical consultant for vaious Long IslandIndustries. Dr. Pellegrini is also an Ex-Chief and Ex-Commisioner of Dix Hills Fire Department, where he proudly served as a member for the past 35 years. Beyond his love of his family, academia, and community service, Dr. Pellegrini loved traveling the world. Family and friends may visit at the Claude R Boyd-Caratrozzolo Funeral Home, 1785 Deer Park Ave, Deer Park, NY 11729 on Sunday from 7-9:30 PM and Monday from 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial at St Matthew RC Church, Today at 9:45 AM. Interment to follow at Cypress Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to: or the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (

Published in Newsday on Mar. 30, 2010
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