Age 87, June 15, formerly of Miami. Beloved husband of the late Concetta Lucca Barone. Loving father of MaryAgnes, Susan, Catherine, Joanne, Frank Jr. and the late Charles Frank Barone.
Affectionate father-in-law to Dr. Michael Voyack. Proud grandfather of Nicholas, Michael, Andrew and Caroline Voyack. Preceded in death by his brother James Barone.
Dr. Barone was born in Jamestown, N.Y. He served as a radio and radar technician on the U.S.S. Miami during World War II and saw heavy combat action during several key battles in the Pacific. He was awarded the Philippine liberation medal and the Victory medal.
After the war he attended the University of Buffalo followed by his dream of becoming a physician and attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 1956. He practiced family medicine in Miami for more than 25 years — serving his patients with great dedication and loyalty.
He was chief of staff at Northwest Hospital. He then became affiliated with Southeastern Medical Center, formerly known as Osteopathic General Hospital. He was instrumental in the development of the existing Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine serving as volunteer faculty in the department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice.
Frank was an avid fisherman, golfer and traveled to most of the national parks with his family in extended motor home trips. He greatly enjoyed wonderfully prepared Italian seafood. Above all else he loved and cherished his family.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 42 W. Main St., Moorestown. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, c/o Alumni, 4180 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131–1695.
Arrangements by Lewis Funeral Home, Moorestown.