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Frank Melchiore

September 2, 1926 October 5, 2019
Frank Melchiore
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Obituary for Frank Melchiore

Frank Melchiore, age 93, passed away October 5, 2019 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

He was born September 2, 1926 in Chicago Heights, Illinois to Nazzareno Melchiore and Adalgisa (Palestini) Melchiore.

He grew up in Chicago Heights in the neighborhood known as ‘The Hill’ and graduated from Bloom High School.

Early on, Frank worked at Sallo’s in Chicago Heights. He then started his own home appliance repair business, continuing on in building maintenance.

He married Mary Ann Buselmeier on February 27, 1954 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. They lived in Chicago Heights until moving to Homewood in 1969. They had 3 children: Diane, Frank, & Susan. After Mary Ann’s passing in 1999, Frank would continue to spend winters in Florida near his son. He would spend summers in Idaho near his daughters. He permanently re-located to Idaho in 2013.

Frank always said his favorite hobby was work! This included maintaining their cottage in Indiana where the family spent summers. His favorite fun hobbies were golfing and fishing; he also enjoyed spirited, colorful conversations with family and friends alike. Frank & Mary Ann did some traveling to many places, including Hawaii, Italy, France, Mexico, and Mediterranean and Panama Canal cruises.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dominic, and twin sisters Elda Natale & Lena Dal Santo. He is survived by his sister Betty Kubancek of Steger, Illinois and his sister Lydia Panagiotis of Arizona; his daughters Diane and Susan of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and son Frank and daughter-in-law Sarah Parker of Tierra Verde, Florida; a granddaughter, Anna Marie (Rick Brandt); two great-grandsons, Austin and Christopher; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Following cremation in Idaho, Frank will be interred at Skyline Memorial Park in Monee, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to:

Order Sons & Daughters of Italy
Chicago Heights Lodge 1430
8433 Meadows Edge Trail
Tinley Park IL 60487


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