Frank John Stanziola, loved his family

March 3, 2022

Frank John Stanziola, 74, of Lewes, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. He was born Nov, 10, 1947, in Perth Amboy, N.J., son of the late John Frank and Carmella Patricia (Minucci) Stanziola.

Frank graduated from St. Francis College in Loretto, Pa. in 1969. He built a lifelong career working in the appraisal and commercial banking industry for several companies, retiring as a vice president for the Bank of America. During his career, he used his expertise to teach others about real estate appraising for the Appraisal Institute. He also worked for the United Jersey Bank, Summit Bank, and City Federal Bank (Citi group).

A dedicated and nurturing husband, father, and grandfather, Frank loved his family passionately. He married his best friend and soul mate, Deborah Ann Stanziola and together raised their beautiful family. Besides his family, Frank's next greatest love was music. He was a talented musician, specializing in acoustic and electric guitar, as well as keyboard. Although he enjoyed all genres, Frank was particularly fond of oldies. An avid golfer, he played in various golf leagues with friends and colleagues as often as possible.

Frank's grandchildren were the light of his life, and each had a special nickname that he gave to them. Their visits and weekly phone calls revolved around music and learning. Frank was blessed by the friendships cultivated in his St. Francis College fraternity, which have been sustained throughout his life. Frank was a member of the Appraisal Institute, MAI, SRA, Nassau Grove finance committee, and a member of the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity. The retirement years spent with the Nassau Grove community brought him joy, happiness, and support due to the many new friendships. Frank was loved by many, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his daughter, Gina Michelle Mackenzie; his nephew, John Frank Stanziola; and his brother-in-law, David Iwansky. He is survived by his beloved wife, Debbie (Iwansky) Stanziola; his son, Frank Robert Stanziola of Ashburn, Va.; his daughter, Lisa Joy Stanziola Schmidt and son-in-law Christopher of Branchburg, N.J.; his grandchildren: Molly Belle Mackenzie and Madeline Joy Mackenzie of Chatham, N.J., Sofia Christine Stanziola of Ashburn, Va., Christian John (C.J.) Schmidt, Deborah Rose Schmidt, Annelise Michelle Schmidt and Oliver Paul (O.P.) Schmidt of Branchburg; and his brother, John Frank Stanziola and his wife Cindy of Freehold, N.J.

A Celebration of Life for the Nassau Grove community will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, March 11, at Nassau Grove Club House. 

A Memorial Service and luncheon for family and friends will be held from noon to 4 p.m., Monday, March 21, at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club, 811 Rattlesnake Bridge Rd., Bedminster, N.J.   

In lieu of flowers and mass cards, Frank would be honored by contributions to scholarship funds for his grandchildren to be used for further education in music and the performing arts,

Visit Frank’s Life Memorial webpage and sign his virtual guestbook at

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