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ANTELLINE, FRANK Sept. 22, 1920 to Oct. 23, 2012 Born to "Joe" and Esilde (Tanoni) Antelline in Chicago, he moved to Los Angeles in 1938. Frank joined the United States Army in 1941, was promoted to Staff Sergeant, landed on Omaha Beach on June 28, 1944, and served as a Communications Chief in the 54th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade throughout Europe from February, 1944 until September, 1945. On June 30, 2001, Frank was one of 234 veterans honored by the French government at the Jubilee of Liberty Award Ceremony at MCRD. Frank was deeply proud of his service to his country until the day he died. A resident of San Diego County for 65 years, Frank was an HVAC mechanical engineer and with his second wife, Emilie, owned Antelline's Fruit Bazaar in Old Town San Diego. Frank died peacefully at the VA Hospital, surrounded by family. He is predeceased by his parents; siblings Mary, Fred, Dale, Marty, Lee, Agnes; first wife, Edith Antelline; and many lifelong friends. Frank is survived by daughter Davielle Huffman (Mark) of Encinitas; grandchildren Kristina Paine, Cara Hartley (Mike) and Sierra Huffman; great-grandchildren Trevor Paine, Kiara Warner, and Kaia Mullen; the Jay and Haruko Meinhardt family; the Francia and Darryl Clubb family; many nieces and nephews; and beloved cousins in Italy, who Frank met at a Tanoni family reunion in 2009 hosted by the Barbati, Magnani and Gusman families. Memorial donations can be made to his favorite charity, Canine Companions for Independence - Veteran's Initiative: P O Box 4568 Oceanside CA 92052-4568 (www.cci.org). Private interment will be at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on November 30, 2012. A reception is planned from 1-4 p.m.; everyone is welcome. For details, e-mail: frankantelline@yahoo.com.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Nov. 18, 2012
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