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Frank Coppola, 93, formerly of Short Hills and Morristown, NJ passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. He was born in Newark, NJ to the late Elizabeth and Michael Coppola.

Frank’s greatest joy in life was his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Josephine and his four daughters, Ramona Hays (Paul), Elisa Polifka (Mike), Mary Jo DiSciullo (Alan) and Laura Wallach (Geff).

His legacy lives on through his eight grandchildren and eight great-children whom each had developed their own special relationship with him.

Frank served his country in the US Navy and was stationed at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  The GI Bill gave him the opportunity to attend Seton Hall University and graduate with a degree Psychology in 1950.

During the Korean War Frank served in the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant.  Because of his Psychology degree, he was chosen to study at Georgetown University in preparation for the Psychological Warfare Unit.  He also played a role at the Voice of America, the U.S. government’s external broadcasting agency.

Frank had a dynamic professional career as a Corporate Business Consultant at Leahy & Company in NYC. He spent the next twelve years as a Vice President and Corporate Manager at Young & Rubicam, an international advertising agency. After leaving Y&R, Frank joined Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette as a Vice President and Corporate Manager. 

Later in his career, he joined The New American Network, as a consultant where he was a top management representative working with high profile clients.

Frank was the founding member of NACORE, The National Associates of Corporate Real Estate Executives. He was a member of the first Board of Directors and founded the New York, Connecticut, and Westchester chapters. He was a featured speaker at their national conventions.  

Frank was a one of the founding members of the World Future Society for 10 years. He severed as treasurer of the New Jersey chapter, were they focused on developing ideas and goals for the betterment of humanity.

Frank had a great love for the Adirondacks. He would spend time with family and friends at his home on Raccoon Lane. It was the perfect place for him to share his love of fishing with family and friends, and would often refer to it as, “a little piece of heaven on earth”. 

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 4 to 7 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 11th at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Carmelite Nuns of Flemington, 26 Harmony School Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822, a charity that Frank and his family have been devoted to for years.


Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740