Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Frank Paul Cipolla

  September 4, 1935 - March 5, 2013

Services

   Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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   Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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   Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 11, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

St. John's Catholic Church Wilde Lake
10431 Twin Rivers Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044

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   Interment Monday, March 11, 2013
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

St. Johns Cemetery
3480 Saint Johns Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Obituary: Frank Paul Cipolla, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away March 5, 2013 near his home in Columbia, Maryland. Frank was born September 4, 1935, the oldest son of AgostinoCipolla and Nellie Urata in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Rockhurst High School in 1952, and graduated from Rockhurst College in 1956, both of which contributed heavily to his thoughtful, reasoned approach to his life and career, and to his deep and resounding faith. Frank began his professional career in 1956 as a personnel assistant for the city of Kansas City. During this time, he also served a tour in the US Army. With his interest in personnel expanding, Frank took the Federal Service Entrance Exam and was accepted as an intern in the Army Transportation Materiel Command, located in St. Louis, Missouri in 1960. Over the many years until his retirement, Frank sought and accepted positions domestically in Washington, DC, Dallas, TX, and Baltimore, MD. In 1973, he accepted a supervisory position in Heidelberg, Germany, an experience that lasted eight years, during which Frank made many professional associations and friendships, relationships that are still observed to this day. In 1981, Frank returned to the United States, where he worked for the Department of Defense in Washington, DC until his retirement from Federal service in 1993. He continued to work, founding a consulting practice in conjunction with the National Academy of Public Administration before retiring in 2005 to travel, play golf, and contribute to his community. Frank married Carolyn Bousman June 27, 1959, a wonderful union that lasted nearly 54 years. He is survived by his wife (Carolyn Cipolla, 74), two sons (Frank CipollaJr, 47, and Joseph Cipolla, 43), daughter-in-law (Lisa Dixon Cipolla, 41), and two grandchildren (Elizabeth Cipolla, 13, and Nicholas Cipolla, 8).

Donation: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Guestbook Entries

   Sue Shaw Ongert  My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
 
   Pat Broderick  To Frank 's Family, Frank was an idol of mine with his career in the Army personnel system. His calm and collected attitude along with his quiet,influencing demeanor made him someone so many looked up to. Frank was at ease allowing others to take credit for ideas and concepts that he had quietly suggested. Frank had a very positive influence on many of us who progressed through the Army personnel program during the 60's,70's,and 80's. My sympathy to his family and my thanks to Frank for all of his contibutions to the U.S.ARMY
 
   Kelly Brooks  Dear Carolyn, Frank, & Joe, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers for comfort are with you all during this difficult time. Love, Kelly
 
   Tom and Lynda Garnett  Carolyn and family: We are deeply sadened by Frank's death. It was our great honor to have known him as a colleague at CPP/OSD and to have had you both as our friends during his leadership of the DOD civilian personnel community. He always saw an opportunity to make better policies and to better the million plus DoD workers around the world. We truly share your grief and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. If Tom Hatheway is still among us and at the service, please give him a "hug" for us. He and Frank were great buddies and a great team.
 
   Dick Cipolla  VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF MY COUSIN'S PASSING. IN MY YOUNG YEARS IN KC I SPENT AS MUCH TIME AT GUS AND NELLIE'S HOME AS I DID MY OWN AND HUNG OUT WITH TONY ( MY AGE)AS FRANK WAS FIVE YEARS OLDER. I REMEMBER THAT FRANK WAS VERY DETERMINED AND WANTED COLLEGE TO GET HIM UP THE BUSINESS LADDER. FRANK WAS QUITE BUT VERY FRIENDLY. I KNEW THEN HE WOULD BE A SUCCESS. MAY GOD PROTECT THE FAMILY , AS FRANK WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU.
 
   Eric and Linda Smith  Carolyn and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry to hear of Frank's death.