Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home
7447 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY
Frank Appice Jr.
Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 New York founder and chairman of the board
Frank Appice Jr., 79, of Eltingville, Staten Island, N.Y., died on Jan. 15, 2017.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Frank was a high school graduate, and president of Tow-Kar Systems.
He was the founder and chairman of the board of Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 New York, and a board member of the Former Crew Members Association of the U.S.S. Intrepid.
Frank loved motorcycle riding, smoking cigars, antique cars and, most importantly, spending time with his family. He was an avid veterans supporter.
Frank is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Appice; his children, Robert, Billy, Peter, Denise, and Nicole; and 20 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons, Frankie and Chuckie.
In lieu of flowers, Frank's wish was for a donation to the Disabled American Veterans Halloran Mem Chapter 34,
A service will be held in Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Ocean View Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home
7447 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10307
(718) 984-0913

Published by Staten Island Advance on Jan. 17, 2017.
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You only needed to meet Frank once, for him to have a profound impact on your life. He was so full of life and larger than it. His stories were legendary and would captivate you immediately. His loyalty,love, and devotion to family and friends was immeasurable. To have him consider you a friend was a huge honor and blessing. His honor, integrity, dedication, loyalty, devotion, service,love, sense of humor, and charm were truly admirable and inspirational. The world is a much better place for having had Frank in it. His legacy will continue to inspire and shape the lives of those who will forever hold him close to their hearts. May you rest in peace Frank, and may the love and memories that remain comfort all who are grieving your loss.
Chris and Valentina
January 22, 2017
RIP Brother. RnR
January 21, 2017
40 years and always my friend. I will never forget that you helped give my son strength to chase his demons.You will always live in my heart. Joe dipierro 3js
January 19, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 19, 2017
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
January 19, 2017
I didn't know you, but you had some hell of a send off. The brothers turned out strong and in numbers. Rest in peace my friend.
Mike G
January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017
Never been a handshake, a hug, a thought of you that came without a smile. Sad smile today but still ... Ride the wind, Cuz. Love you.
Gary Miceli
January 19, 2017
My thoughts and Prayers are with the whole Appice Family. After attending the wake last night and seeing the whole family comforting all the friends/family that were there to show their respects to them and Frank on this sad occasion. What an amazing family. Since meeting them I have always felt the warmth and love that this family gives. Last night was no different. It was amazing. All my love to, Joann, Denise, Nicole, Robert, Peter, Billy and the rest of the family. Miss you all Rob
Robert Kelly
January 18, 2017
Our deepest condolences to the Appice family. A true friend, leader, and veteran's advocate you will be missed terribly. You are the greatest, until we meet again, rest in peace my friend.
Dano & Genny Wickman
January 18, 2017
A sad loss, Frank was a great Veteran and a great loss to all Staten Island veteran's organizations. I worked with him and Rolling Thunder and USIVO during the Memorial Day, and Veteran's Day events.My prayers are with his family.
Edmund Squire FRA Branch 226
January 18, 2017
We are sending our love & prayers to Jo Ann & the entire Appice family. Frank was a wonderful, kind hearted man and we hope that all the memories that you have of great times together will help you thru the difficult days ahead. Rest In Peace Frank.
Deborah & Frank Internicola
January 17, 2017
Rest In Peace Brother, You will be missed,Until we meet again!
January 17, 2017
My deepest sympathy goes out to you JoAnn and your family. Frank was always good to me and my family. He was a great father figure to me after I lost my Dad. He will remain always in my Heart.
Lois Allaire
January 17, 2017
RIP Frank. No more pain, just peace. Ride with the angels. We love you.
Buffalo Soldiers MC
January 17, 2017
Our deepest condolences the entire Appice family. My husband Tom and I knew Frankie since the late 70's. He was never without a smile or a hug when we saw him at car or motorcycle events. May he rest in the arms of the angels and may his family find comfort at this most difficult of times. We will miss you Frankie. Ride with the angels our friend, your tour is over!
Chrisie Shaw
January 17, 2017
A good heart and a kind soul has made his way to Heaven. Our deepest condolences to your family.
James & Lori McKinnell
January 17, 2017
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Appice family. Rest in peace, Frank.
Debbie Demonte
January 17, 2017
a loved one
January 17, 2017
My heartfelt sympathy and love go to the family of Frank Appice. I had the greatest of honors to be involved with Frank and Rolling Thunder by placing yellow ribbons on their bikes when they rode for the Veterans who served our country. God has welcomed into His loving arms and has presented a yellow ribbon for him to place on his Motorcycle with honor.
Beth Fossella
January 17, 2017
With deepest sympathy to the family. May the hearer of prayer, comfort you throughout this most difficult time.
January 17, 2017
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