Frank J. Wright
John F. Slater Funeral Home
4201 Brownsville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Frank J. Wright, 95, of Whitehall, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to Eileen (Barrett) Wright; loving father of Eileen (Maury) Dickson, Paul (Colette) Wright, Timothy Wright and Meighan (Warren) Maley; proud grandfather of McConnell Dickson, Bridget (Matthew) Schomaker, Sarah (Justin) Albenze, Philip (Nadia) Wright, and Ian and Devon Maley; cherished great-grandfather of nine; and brother of Gertrude Wright. First Lt. Frank J. Wright served as a platoon leader of Company B, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division in action on Iwo Jima, February 1945. For his extraordinary heroism, his awards include the Navy Cross and Purple Heart. After his honorable discharge as a captain, Frank received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in accounting from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Frank was professor of accountancy as well as director, master of accountancy program at Duquesne University. There will be no visitation. Friends will be received for a funeral prayer at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Sylvester Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Semper Fi Fund ( Please send condolences to

Published by Pittsburgh Tribune Review on Nov. 9, 2014.
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