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Francis Michael "Frank" DiPaola

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Francis Michael "Frank" DiPaola Obituary
Francis " Frank"

Michael DiPaola

"Frank" Francis Michael DiPaola, age 59, of Landenberg, PA, formerly of Kirkwood, PA, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from complications related to cancer.

Frank was the beloved husband of Ann Marie Byrne-DiPaola, and stepfather of Ashley Elizabeth Byrne and Jessica Leigh Byrne. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Veronica "Bonnie" DiPaola. Frank was the loving son of Frank and Pat DiPaola of Kirkwood, PA; and brother of Michael DiPaola of Reading, PA.

Frank had lived and worked in Texas and Pennsylvania. He was employed by Crosslands Nursing Home in Kennett Square, PA in the Maintenance and Security Department. Frank was well known and liked by both residents of the community and many who worked there. Frank always enjoyed music, especially classic rock and country and played guitar and sang in the Southern Star, OK Corral and Local Delivery Bands. He also enjoyed being a DJ at events for many years and was warmly known as DJ Frank. Aptly named in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Frank shared a love for animals. He also loved to cook as a hobby. Frank will always be remembered as being an outgoing, sincere and kind-hearted man who celebrated life and knew how to bring a smile to anyone's face.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 109 East Doe Run Road, Unionville, PA 19375 on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11 am.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at St. Michael Lutheran Church the prior evening on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 5 to 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Frank DiPaola to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Abramson Cancer Center (visit and click on the Make A Gift link, and specify Hospitals-HealthSystem-Abramson Cancer Center, or mail to Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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Published in The News Journal on Dec. 5, 2012
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