Frank Gabriel De Luca, 78
November 13, 1942—August 11, 2021
Frank Gabriel De Luca, formerly a long time Belle Mead resident, died on Wednesday, August 11 in the presence of his wife Sandy, son Justin, and daughter Elan.
Frank was born on November 13, 1942 in Bayonne to Frank and Elena De Luca. He graduated from Rutgers University (BS) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (MBA).
Frank was a resident of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and previously Belle Mead. He loved a nice scotch and cigar paired with good conversation on his lanai on a late afternoon.
His favorite activity was tinkering with his many tools in his garage and being prepared to fix anything. Frank was the ultimate fighter in many ways, never backed down from a challenge, and always providing for his family. He faced much adversity throughout his life, which was a testament to his selflessness and strong will.
He was a member of the National Guard in the 1960s and began his career in finance shortly thereafter, working as a corporate and commercial banking loan officer in New York City and New Jersey at Dunn & Bradstreet, United Counties Trust, United Jersey Bank, and Irving Bank.
In 1999, Frank joined a new venture in Cambridge Financial Services with his partners. Frank was a titan in his industry, had a vast network that spanned across many cities and states, and was always ready to help friends with a timely piece of advice. Over the course of his career, he attained many certifications including his CMC and CTP. True to who he was personally, he built a business around helping others in trying times.
Frank is survived by his devoted wife Sandy (Dourdis) De Luca; his two children: Justin and Elan; and his sister, Mary Lou Akersten. He was a loving uncle to Suzanne Akersten, Michael Akersten, Matthew Dourdis and his wife Tracy, Steven Dourdis and Marc Burton and his wife Elena.
A viewing and funeral service was held at St. Charles Borromeo in Skillman. Memorial donations in Frank’s memory can be made to: Sarcoma Foundation of America. Frank was a survivor of sarcoma and donations made will benefit sarcoma medical research efforts to finding a cure. While this wasn’t why he died, it was why he lived for many years after.