Frank unexpectedly passed away peacefully on January 14, 2013, while returning from travel through the Panama Canal. A 50 year resident of Southern California, Frank was born March 12, 1957, in the county of Montgomery, Pennsylvania, and moved to California as a young child. Ramona was his home for the last 23 years. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School and the University of San Diego before embarking on a varied career in sales which included a stint as a stock broker and Certified Financial Planner. He spent most of his life, however, following the tradition of his father and grandfather before him, in the apparel business, as owner of Pagano West, an apparel manufacturing company in Chula Vista. In recent years, he worked on a variety of projects and became acquainted with countless merchants in the San Diego County area.
Frank is survived by his wife, Candace; daughters, Sabrina, Angela and Kirstyn; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and David Mills of Santee; his mother, Lillian of El Cajon; nieces, Cheroney and Veronique; and grand-nephew, Johnny.
Services will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 11 am at First Congregational Church, 404 8th St., Ramona.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to First Congregational Church.