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Frank J. Sodano

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Frank J Sodano

AGE: 97 • Holmdel

Frank J. Sodano, 97, of Holmdel, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at The Willows Assisted Living, Holmdel, with his niece, Christine Fitzgerald, by his side. Frank served in the 774 Tank Battalion, known as the "Black Cat Tankers." He was in the European Theatre at Normandy Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge, and The Rhineland and Northern France. He was truly our family hero.

Frank was an active sportsman, as a boy and throughout his life, baseball, basketball, a competitive bowler and a huge fan of the Yankees and the Giants. One of his greatest experiences was being at the greatest NFL games ever played, Baltimore Colts - 23, New York Giants - 17, in overtime, Championship game 1958. And we can't leave out his love for the ponies at Monmouth Park.

Frank was predeceased by his parents, Christine and Joseph Sodano; his sisters, Jean Hobbs, Anne, Josephine, Rose and Dora Sodano; and a beloved nephew, Walter Hobbs. The family resided in Newark, later relocating to Union. He is survived by his three nieces and two nephews, Mary E. Dayback of Hazlet; Christine Fitzgerald of Aberdeen; Virginia Sisko of Linden; Joseph Hobbs of Louisville, KY; and Mack Hobbs of

Atlanta, GA.

There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016, 10:30AM, at St. Joseph RC Church, 376 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735, with interment to follow at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia. Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735, was entrusted with the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the , in memory of Frank. To post a condolence to the family, please visit the funeral home website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 17, 2016
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