OBITUARY

Francis Gregory Amorosi

November 22, 1949January 8, 2019

Francis Gregory Amorosi, age 69, of Falls Church, VA passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Francis was born November 22, 1949.

A visitation for Francis will be held Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. A funeral service will occur after the visitation a few blocks away at St. James Catholic Church, 905 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046. Mass will begin at 10:00 AM. The burial will occur after Mass at 12 Noon at National Memorial Park Cemetery, 7482 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22043.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.murphyfuneralhomes.com for the Amorosi family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, January 17, 2019
REMEMBERING

Francis Gregory Amorosi

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Frank Sofocleous

January 15, 2019

Enjoyed the time we spent together playing 8-Ball in various Billiard Leagues - you always had a smile and words of encouragement.

Ken Miller

January 13, 2019

I knew Frank in his days working configuration control on the F18, Franks was always great to work with. My prayers to his family

joe dyer

January 13, 2019

frank was a wonderful friend and f/a-18 teammate. his bias for action, experience in fighters, and great brain power blessed him with the ability to visualize the future and lead folks to it. for those of us that served in pma-265, frank was family. through it all, he was also one of the nicest people on the face of the earth. his was a life well lived!

Lani Phillips

January 13, 2019

I worked with Frank, Max, Jim Andes and Bob Martin on the F-18 managing the configuration of the aircraft. Not knowing a thing when I started, this group had patience and stamina to help this twenty something girl start a career that meant the world to me for life. Frank and I have stayed in touch and shared life's comedy and tragedies. We were talking in October about the loss of Bob Martin promising to let each other know of the funeral plans. Frank also talked about coming down to visit. I'm so sad we have lost you too soon. You were quite a guy and will be missed Frank.

Richard Gilpin

January 12, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Frank on the F18 program and he was a great reliable team mate. You can know that every time you see an F18 doing something in support of our great Navy that Frank helped to make that happen.

RADM(ret) Gib Godwin

January 12, 2019

Frank was a staple for us in PMA-265. He served in many roles throughout my time from 1992-2006 when I retired from the Navy. He was someone that always had his finger on the pulse of the program, was concerned not only about the success of the program but about the success of each individual. He had a kind and caring heart. MY prayers are with his family, especially with the unexpected loss.
Very Sincerely, Gib

Becky and Luther Weber

January 12, 2019

Jake and Family,
You and your parents have been our treasured neighbors on Bent Oak Court for 25 years. We built our houses together and moved in within a month of each other; Hollycrest originals still on Bent Oak Court. Your Dad has always been so kind and friendly to us. We appreciate his service in our nation’s Navy and his steadfast support of our nation’s military. Over the last year he was incredibly supportive of our son and our family during our son’s deployment to Afghanistan. Early on, he gave us a prayer card of St Joseph that one of his buddies had carried with him through Viet Nam. Whenever we saw him he would stop to ask how our son was doing and told us he was praying for him. His compassion and prayers during this time ha have meant so much to us. Ironically, our son will be returning to American soil this coming week, the same week as your Dad’s services. I know he will be celebrating with us from heaven and will see all those gold bowls of heaven filled with his and others prayers. We rejoice that he is reunited with your Mom, fully restored and living in eternity with his Lord snd Savior. But we know for you and your family, it is a great sadness to live without him on this side of heaven. May the good Lord be with you and your family in your grief and provide you His comfort as He promises. (Psalm 34:18.). We will be next door to walk alongside you. Much love, Becky and Luther

Patrick Kernan

January 10, 2019

I went to high school with Frank. We have kept in touch online and we visited recently at our 50 year reunion in Washington, DC. Frank was a sweet guy; patriotic in word and deed. Served our country in the Navy. Dedicated to his family in every way, he will be sorely missed. I'm saddened by the unexpected loss of a great guy. May he rest in peace. Pic of Frank & Joanie.

Jerome Mazzuchi

January 10, 2019

I will always remember Frank as the kind of friend, father, husband and son to which I aspired. He took his responsibilities in each of these roles very seriously, and never failed to meet them. He loved his God, family, friends and country unconditionally, especially in their time of need. He had a gentle, non-confrontational manner, and loved a good joke, drink and meal. Even though his burdens were heavy, he never complained, and even made those of us who enjoyed the pleasure of his company feel better about ours. I will miss his warmth, his kindness, and his unique friendship for the rest of my life.

Julie Kline

January 9, 2019

Oh Uncle Frank, I am so very saddened. I have so many memories of you. From mom and dad bring me to Washington to visit you, Aunt Joanie and Jake to dinner with you when you came in for dad's surprise 60th birthday party. It seems like I just talked to you yesterday as you tried comforting me with the loss of dad. You just sent me an poem about grief Saturday morning and now I grieve for you now as well. I just can't believe you are gone. I will miss our conversations, I will miss your words of wisdom and comfort, but most of all I will miss you. Tell me dad how much I love and miss him. I'm sure you Aunt Joanie and dad are having a scotch and laughing. God speed to you Uncle Frank. I love you.