PASO ROBLES — Frank Ciampi, 84, of Paso Robles died peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 25, 2012.
Frank served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Purdy and later in the Korean War on the submarine, USS Catfish. After being discharged from the Navy, Frank settled in California. In 1957, he married Violet Longuevan and together they raised three sons and a daughter. He worked as an insurance adjuster for 41 years, retired and started a second career working for Walmart. He will always be remembered by his family for his loving devotion to helping not only his family but others as well. He volunteered 12 years of service as an assistant to Fr. Mac at Atascadero State Hospital and the El Paso de Robles Boys School. Frank was also a devoted lector and eucharistic minister with the Catholic Church since 1973.
Frank enjoyed bowling, fishing and playing his harmonica. He made a great pot of spaghetti sauce and always looked forward to visits from his family. He was a wonderful and devoted husband and father and will be missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Violet; his four children, Mark, Carina, Paul and Dion, and their respective spouses; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The viewing/visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Kuehl-Nicolay Chapel, 1703 Spring St., Paso Robles. The Rosary will be cited at 7:30 p.m. The funeral Mass and reception will be at the San Miguel Mission in San Miguel on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. The burial will be a private event for family.
Services are under the direction of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home.For the complete article see the 10-31-2012 issue.
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