Francis (Frank) Scalpone

Born: November 30, 1926
Married: 1957


Francis married Janet Wides in 1957. (Janet Wides was born in 1931.) They had two children, and later divorced.

Born in New Jersey, Frank graduated from Fordham, studied for six years at the University of Pennsylvania, and then got involved with the boat business, which consumed his entire working career. He managed numerous boat shows for a national association, including the show in New York at the Coliseum and later Javits Center. After 25 years in Manhattan, he retired to California. His “claim to fame” is the Scalpone Family Tree that you are reading; he started this work in the 1990’s with a lot of help along the way.

Fredonia, NY, August 1933
Age 19 months