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Francis "Frank" Joseph Colantuno, 70

August 06, 2010

JUNE 22, 1940-AUG. 1, 2010

WESTFIELD, Pa. - Francis "Frank" Joseph Colantuno, 70, of Westfield, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.

Born June 22, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Francis J. and Marie (Castagliuolo) Colantuno.

He attended St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Westfield, Pa.

Frank was a graduate of the Pennsylvania Military College in Chester, Pa.

He entered into a distinguished military career, serving as an officer in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was the recipient of the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Soldier's Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Mr. Colantuno dedicated his life to public service and had been employed as the director of the Task Force on Addiction for the City of Philadelphia. He later worked in Chester County, Pa., as the director of the Council on Addictive Diseases. Frank was one of the original founding board members of the Pennsylvania DUI Association.

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Frank was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Marliese and her husband (Martin) Roth, of Frederick, Md., Paul Colantuno and his wife Jodi, of Boonsboro, Md., Mark Colantuno and his wife Stephanie, of Glenmoore, Pa., and Thomas Colantuno and his wife Nicole, of Columbia, Md.; his sister, Joan Trago, of Florida; and his brother, Stephen Colantuno of Downington, Pa. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Holy Family Catholic Community, 7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, Md. Father J. Kevin Farmer will officiate. Interment will be planned for a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. A vigil service will take place at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or at WoundedWarriorProject.org; or to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168 or at FisherHouse.org.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at BastStaufferFuneralHome.com.

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