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Frank E. Karpeles


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Frank E. Karpeles

Pahrump, NV - Frank E. Karpeles aged 87 passed away peacefully March 15, 2018 in Pahrump, Nevada with his son at his side. Frank was born in Kings Park NY on May 27, 1930 to Frank V and Valentine Karpeles. One of 7 siblings, they were brought to Staten Island in the early 1930's and raised in New Brighton, Staten Island. In 1993 he moved to Manalapan NJ and in 2016 to Pahrump, Nevada. He and his wife also enjoyed "snowbirding" in Hollywood Florida for a number of years. He attended Curtis High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Frank devoted himself above and beyond to a 40+ year career as a Landing Agent with Holland America and Atlantic Container Lines.

Frank was a truly remarkable husband, father, Poppy and great Poppy. He married Mary (Dolly) Razzano in 1955 and together they had 4 children, 3 Grandchildren and 4 great grand-children . He loved his family above and beyond and they were his proudest accomplishment. He was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2012, his son Steven in 1963 and Grandson Anthony Greco III in 2008. He was the last of his siblings as they all pre deceased him - Anna Eith, William Karpeles, Frances DiMarco, Muriel Karpeles, Franklin (Tuffy) Karpeles, & Vincent Karpeles. He is survived by his children, Frank & wife Lora Ann Karpeles, Donna & husband Salvatore Scacco and Patricia & husband Anthony Greco Jr. His Grandchildren, Gina & husband Angelo Coiro and Alexandra & husband Ermenegildo Dragonetti. His great grand-children, Giuseppe & Giuliana Dragonetti and Giada & Lorenzo Coiro. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

If you were lucky enough to have known Frank, you would have agreed that you had the great fortune to have met one of life's great Characters. He always had a tall tale to tell, a trick up his sleeve and gave everyone he ever met the feeling of being the most special person to him. Children all around gravitated to him to see what story he could tell and magic he could perform (he was a master at making his teeth jump out or conducting a Kazoo band with him as the lead). Never without a lotto ticket on hand and a penchant for Horseracing and Atlantic City, in a minute he could convince a friend or family member to jump in the car and out for a day of fun. He lived life to the fullest and he certainly did it all his way! Everyone has their own special Frank story and we as his family could not have been more proud to call him our own.

Entombment at St. Gabriel's cemetery in Marlboro NJ was privately held and a celebration of his life was shared with his family .
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 28, 2018
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