Frank J. Marescalco

 

 

Frank J. Marescalco

May 6, 1928 – July 23, 2019

Frank J. Marescalco, age 91 of Omaha, NE, passed away peacefully at home on July 23, 2019. He was born May 6, 1928 in Kenosha, WI and grew up in Kenosha, California and Omaha. Frank entered the Navy at age 17 and served during WWII, maintaining boilers aboard large ships on patrol in the Pacific Theater. On September 3, 1949, he married Millicent “Patti” Glup. They settled in South Omaha, where they raised 7 children. An independent contractor, Frank provided for his large family by hauling dirt, rock and snow — and later, excavating basements and pools. Over many decades, his work would contribute much to real estate and infrastructure development across Omaha.

Frank was possessed of great artistry, attention to detail and a deep commitment to excellence. He and Patti spent nearly 70 years seeking out countless antiques and assembling spectacular one-of-a-kind collections to showcase in their beloved home. An expert mechanic specializing in Mopar vehicles of the 1940’s, Frank completed multiple award-winning car restorations. He was named as a Tech Advisor for the National Plymouth Club and was often called upon by members in the United States and occasionally even fielded global queries.

Like his Italian forebears, Frank lived within a small, close-knit community of family and friends around his home and neighboring rental houses in South Omaha and, in addition, enjoyed a vast network of rich relationships within Omaha and across the U.S. In later years, Frank and Patti collaborated on the design and construction of a dozen museum-quality dollhouses, rendering each with painstaking attention to every detail.

Frank was predeceased by his father, Francis Joseph Marescalco, his mother Anne Frances Olivo and his brother Richard Marescalco. He is survived by Patti, as well as his daughters, Rita (Bob) Ford, Theresa (John) Kudlacz, Gina (Tom) Richards, Pattye (Joe) Gulizia, and his sons, Michael, Frank (Diana Clark) and Chris (Michele Dudley), his best friend and daily companion. Frank has 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren – with one on the way – and 3 great-great grandchildren. Special friends include Bob Nolan, Deb Jorgensen, Dr. Bill and Claire Haire, Tom and Jane LaHood, Don and Glenda Sears, Dr. Bill and Bernie Bresnahan, Joyce Marasco, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family receives friends: Friday, July 26, 2019, 5:00-7:00PM, West Center Chapel. Services: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00AM, West Center Chapel. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society of Omaha and/or Felius Cat Café.

16 Comments

  • Kathleen Roy Posted July 24, 2019 9:08 am

    Rita, Bob, & Family, So sorry for the loss of your loved one, May he rest in peace.
    Tom & Kathy Roy

  • Isaac B. Espejo Jr. Posted July 24, 2019 11:33 am

    Frank, our hearts go out to you and your family. I always remember him with that warm smile.

    Isaac & Kim Espejo

  • Linda Chullino Posted July 24, 2019 11:37 am

    So sorry for y’all loss. He will be missed. Prayers for the whole family.

  • cindy stella Posted July 24, 2019 1:59 pm

    Uncle Frank, as I grew up calling him, was not ,my uncle, but my mom’s uncle. I have the fondest of childhood memories growing up around him and the family. He was always smiling and laughing, always giving hugs. such an amazing life and person. God speed Frank and hug my Aunt Di Di for me.

  • Larry and cHRIS sHESTAK Posted July 24, 2019 5:34 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Rick Espejo Posted July 25, 2019 8:29 am

    One of the greatest families in our childhood. I will always miss him and sending all my love to the all his kids. God bless you all and once again so proud to be raised with everyone in our neighborhood.

  • Mark, Lucy and Don FitzHarris Posted July 25, 2019 8:25 pm

    We are sorry for Frank’s passing and our prayers are with the family now.

  • Kristin Conradson Posted July 25, 2019 9:28 pm

    I will miss Franks smile, laugh, jokes, and open arms. He always made others feel like they were apart of his family and I will always be greatful for that. Never forgetting and with much Love, your “Mail Lady” Kristin

  • Sharon Motykowski (Belmudez) Posted July 26, 2019 7:18 am

    My sincere condolences to the entire family. Theresa and Mike I am so sorry for your loss your father was so kind to me when we were in grade school and I really liked Mike but to shy to really admit it.(and if I remember right there was something about a box?) My prayers are with you at this time.

  • Chris (Smith) Humpal and Linda Smith Posted July 26, 2019 5:00 pm

    Theresa, John, Chris, Ann, and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you all durning this time and filling your heart with wonderful memories..

    Chris and Linda
    Old South Omaha Neighbors

  • Leigh Ann Stanzel. Loren Stanzel, and Todd Schwock Posted July 27, 2019 12:04 am

    I was so sad to hear about Frank he had a big smile and a big heart he was a great man. Our love and support to all of his close family members and friends at this time.

  • Desiree (Dee Dee) Schrader Posted July 27, 2019 4:35 am

    Dear Uncle Frank,
    When I was young and in to my teens, you and aunt Patti always welcomed me and made me feel like I was family. I can close my eyes and go back to a Sunday afternoon walking in to your house with a light slam of the door, smelling the tomato sauce cooking on the stove, with your voice calling out “here comes bubble butt!” Then asking if my 4th set of motor mounts were still holding up on my Plymouth Barracuda you so generously installed.
    You, made a very positive impact on my early life by your example of kindness, generosity, guidance and humor.
    Thank you God Father.
    Say hey to my dad and Di.
    Love,
    Dee Dee (your god daughter and Barracuda beater)

  • John and Anita Gulizia Posted July 27, 2019 6:20 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and fun to be around.

  • Jan and Rick Limpach Posted July 27, 2019 11:26 am

    Sending love and healing thoughts to all of the family. Frank had such a stellar family and I’m sure he was proud of you all. Give Patti a gentle hug from me and know our family is here for you.

  • Dick Crabtree Posted July 27, 2019 7:54 pm

    I considered Frank and Patti to be good friends. I am very sd sorry to hear of Frsnk’s passong.b

  • Sue Skipton Posted July 27, 2019 8:28 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you!

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