Frank Gargagliano

August 13, 1933January 10, 2021

Frank Gargagliano, 87, of Tampa, Florida passed away on January 10, 2021. He was born August 13, 1933 in Brooklyn New York.

In 1964, Mr. Gargagliano married Margarete in Hanau, Germany. He joined the US Army at 17, served for 24 years, and retired as a Master Sergeant, E8. Frank served in the Korean & Vietnam wars.

He worked at Metropolitan Ministries and served as a Pastoral Assistant for Incarnation Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife Margarete and sons; Theodore, Rosario, Paul, and Jeremiah; and 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the Blount & Curry Funeral Home- Oldsmar West Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa, Florida 33635 from 10-11 am followed by a service.

Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater Florida at 12:30pm.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021


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Patricia Guinan

January 19, 2021

You were always larger then life - in so many ways but most of all in your love and support, you never hesitated, when I was a child, as an adult you were always there to make the coffee , have a drink (cognac of course) but most of all your bear hugs, they always made me feel safe in the worst of times. I will miss them the most
Love you


January 18, 2021

I know how hard it is to loose someone you ❤️
As heartbreaking as it is it’s something we all go through.
My uncle has a special place in my heart
We experienced a lot.
Texas in 1971
Then my spring break in Florida where he greeted me & a friend with a shotgun at 2 in the morning and tombstone hunting queens to complete the family history lol just to name a few . Uncle Frank has always been a special kind of man but he always held family in the greatest esteem.
I’m thankful to be part of that family and he leaves his mark in this world but leaving his mark on all of us ...especially his sons who despite being there own man are an image of his grace and love 💕
Rest In Peace Uncle Frank ❤️

Deacon Joseph Krzanowski

January 18, 2021

Dear Margarete and Famly:
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Frank was a special man and we will ask God to welcome him into eternal rest. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Deacon Joe and Pat Krzanowski

Karen Contrera

January 13, 2021

My Uncle Frank as a kid I always remember when he came home on leave how we would all gather to welcome him home. He always gave us comforting words when we needed them When I lost all faith how he made me see that God had his reasons And for that I will always be grateful. To my Aunt and cousins I send all my love Unc you will be missed love you forever
Love always
Your God daughter

Roy LoPiparo

January 12, 2021

Uncle Frank, was always my hero in my heart.

Seeing him in his uniform when he returned from Viet Nam
I could not have been any more proud o have had him for a God - Father
He always seemed to want to do good for others in his later life.

For Him and his Family My Aunt and and all the Children
You will always be in my prayers.
God Bless you all