Frank M. Celecia, 85, died April 8, 2013, at Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., and lived in Port St. Lucie for 23 years, coming from Commack, N.Y. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Before retirement, he was a two-time Emmy Award-winning cameraman for ABC Television in New York for 28 years. He also owned his own production company. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church of Port St. Lucie. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Port St. Lucie, a volunteer for St. Lucie Medical Center and in New York a member of the NABET Union Local 11. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Patricia Celecia of Port St. Lucie; sons, Frank Celecia of Truckee, Calif., Robert Celecia of Laguna Beach, Calif., Brian Celecia and Ryan Celecia, both of Smithtown, N.Y., and Casey Celecia of Port St. Lucie; daughters, Joann Masters and Debbie Parker, both of Port St. Lucie; sister, Dolores Buscema of Nawtucket, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. Services: Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Aycock Funeral Home Chapel in Port St. Lucie. A Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. April 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie. A guest book is available at www.aycockportstlucie.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Apr. 10, 2013