Frank P. D’Anci, 88, of Lewes, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Delaware Veterans Home, Milford. He was born in Emerson, N.J., Sept. 26, 1924, son of the late Walter and Rose (Pascarella) D’Anci.
Mr. D’Anci honorably served his country during World War II in the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division. His service included active duty during the invasion on D Day as well as the Battle of the Bulge, and the invasion of Holland during Market Garden for which he was honored with a Bronze Star. After serving a tour of duty in Korea and over eight years of service Mr. D’Anci would return home for good and an honorable discharge from the service with the rank of captain.
Mr. D’Anci is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Rosemarie E. (Raub) D’Anci; two sons: Frank D’Anci Jr. and his wife Janice of Mullica Hill, N.J., and Michael D’Anci and his wife Daun of Vail, Colo.; two daughters: Mary Rose Kramak and her husband Sean of St. James City, Fla., and Georgette Szymczak and her husband Rob of Glen Gardner, N.J.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy., Lewes, where friends may call beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Veterans Home, 100 Delaware Veterans Blvd., Milford, DE 19963.