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.