Condolences to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone

PolitickerNJ expresses condolences to the family of U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), whose father, Frank, Sr., died this weekend after a long illness.

Mr. Pallone was a lifelong resident of Long Branch, a detective police sergeant, a volunteer fireman, and first aid squad member. After his retirement as a police officer he worked for many years as an investigator for the New Jersey Racing Commission and the Department of Law and Public Safety. He and his brother, John Pallone, maintained a used car business and sold Christmas trees for over fifty years in the Uptown section of Long Branch. During WWII Mr. Pallone served in the Air Force as a tail gunner on reconnaissance planes that flew the Pacific. He was proud of his role as a member of the B-24 Liberator crew featured in the recent best seller, Last to Die. Mr. Pallone was a long time Monmouth County Democratic committeeman. He was an active member of the Long Branch Democratic Party. He served on the Long Branch Board of Education for several terms including time as the vice president. He worked on all of his son Frank’s campaigns for Congress and his son John’s campaigns for City Council. He was a loving father and grandfather, whose greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren.

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