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Frank Paul Napoli

November 14, 1946 - April 15, 2012
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Frank Napoli, 65, a 37-year resident of the Las Vegas area, passed away on April 15, 2012 at St. Rose Dominican-Siena Hospital after a courageous battle against cancer. He was born on November 14, 1946 to Louis and Josephine in Brooklyn, New York. The family moved to Long Island where he grew up with his brother, Richard, in Lindenhurst. Frank entered the Air Force on May 6, 1966. His call of duty was working as a jet engine mechanic and flight-line airman. He was stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. He served in the Vietnam War and was also stationed in Taiwan where his love for motorcycles began as that was his only mode of transportation. He received an honorable discharge on May 5, 1972. Frank’s employment consisted of marketing and sales in life insurance, autos, kitchen cabinets and brass chess sets that he and a life-long friend, Frankie Biondo, designed. On his way back from a business trip to Hawaii in 1975, he had stopped in Las Vegas and decided he was coming back to make it his home. He took a position as a sales manager in 1976 for a water conditioning company and within months he became a partner. There is where he met his soul mate in February 1977, where she came in for a job and he hired her. Frank and Lori were married on June 9, 1978, and then sealed to each other for eternity on April 14, 1979 in the St. George temple. They started their family in December 1980 with the birth of their son and then later expanded their family...
Frank Napoli, 65, a 37-year resident of the Las Vegas area, passed away on April 15, 2012 at St. Rose Dominican-Siena Hospital after a courageous battle against cancer.

He was born on November 14, 1946 to Louis and Josephine in Brooklyn, New York. The family moved to Long Island where he grew up with his brother, Richard, in Lindenhurst.

Frank entered the Air Force on May 6, 1966. His call of duty was working as a jet engine mechanic and flight-line airman. He was stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. He served in the Vietnam War and was also stationed in Taiwan where his love for motorcycles began as that was his only mode of transportation. He received an honorable discharge on May 5, 1972.

Frank’s employment consisted of marketing and sales in life insurance, autos, kitchen cabinets and brass chess sets that he and a life-long friend, Frankie Biondo, designed. On his way back from a business trip to Hawaii in 1975, he had stopped in Las Vegas and decided he was coming back to make it his home. He took a position as a sales manager in 1976 for a water conditioning company and within months he became a partner. There is where he met his soul mate in February 1977, where she came in for a job and he hired her. Frank and Lori were married on June 9, 1978, and then sealed to each other for eternity on April 14, 1979 in the St. George temple. They started their family in December 1980 with the birth of their son and then later expanded their family with the birth of their daughter in May of 1983.

The business was a success. They opened offices in Salt Lake City, Boise, and throughout southern California. He also had a gaming license and opened a small casino on the strip. After a failed partnership, he opened his own water conditioning business in southern California and after six years, sold it to his manager and opened back up in Las Vegas. In early 1991, when times got rough, he closed it down. After the forced sale of his own home, it opened his eyes to an industry that he would succeed in. In September 1991 he received his real estate license. He started with only 65 cents in his pocket as he headed out to sell. He excelled in real estate and received numerous awards throughout the past 21 years as a top real estate agent with Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS. He is recognized throughout the Las Vegas real estate industry as a legend. His love for marketing, sales and people made this an enjoyable business opportunity…he never considered it as a job.

Frank loved his family, friends, business, good food, boating, golfing, entertaining, fishing, motorcycles and traveling. He loved classic cars and had started on his collection just a few years ago. He had a heart of gold, always offered a helping hand and gave great advice. He was an impeccable dresser and had a smile that would brighten the room. He had a beautiful singing voice; Elvis songs were his favorite to sing. He was quite talented with the paint brush. He enjoyed building model planes and cars. At a young age, he's always loved to watched boxing. His Uncle Leo was a great boxer. He loved football, as a Raider fan and baseball, as a New York Yankee fan. He was dedicated to his community and supported many charities. He got involved with a few political campaigns including when Jan Jones ran for mayor and won. He loved life and lived each day to its fullest.

Frank is preceded in death by his father, Louis; brother, Richard; and father-in-law, Melvin Bingham. He is survived by his wife, Lori; son, Frankie; daughter, Stephanie; grandchildren, Carli and London; his mother, Josephine; his mother-in-law; two brother-in-laws and two sister-in-laws; plus many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm, Friday, April 20, 2012 at Palm Mortuary.

Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Palm Mortuary.

"My heart and prays go out to the family. He was a good man that would do anything for a friend or family. Rest In Peace. Maria Delliponti and kids" Maria Delliponti (North Las Vegas, NV)

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