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 Frank D'Rone

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Frank D'Rone

Birth
Rhode Island, USA
Death 3 Oct 2013 (aged 81)
Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 118496458 View Source

D'Rone, Frank A.K.A. Caldarone. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Brown); loving father of Christopher and David; fond brother-in-law to Bette (Scott) Mac Kenzie, Jim (Barbara) Sherman, Dan (Pam) Sherman, Terry (Jerrie) Sherman, Kathy Sherman C.S.J., Nancy (David) Gillies and Terri Mac Kenzie S.H.C.J. Family will receive friends to celebrate his life on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Original Rago Brothers Funeral Home 7751 W. Irving Park Rd. 773-276-7800 ragobrothersfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 8450 N. Shermer Rd. Niles, IL 60714. -

Remembering Frank D'Rone, classy Chicago jazz hero


Throughout his career, Frank combined the nuts and bolts of a musician's craft with something greater than the sum of its parts. He was a realist who could nonetheless soar above the clouds: a musical idealist who kept his feet on the ground. Like the contemporaneous vocalists who sang his praises – Tony Bennett, Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra – he evoked sentiment without ever letting you forget that he was a 20th-century American male, with an appropriate blend of artistic swagger and aesthetic humility.

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