Frank C. Gioco, LtCol USAF, Ret., “Headed West” on July 20, 2016.

GIOCO, Frank C. Lt. Col. (Ret.) age 80, of Tucson, AZ passed away July 20, 2016. He was born in Methuen, MA in 1936.

Frank served in the United States Air Force for 21 years as a fighter pilot and was the recipient of two Distinguished Flying Crosses and nine air medals. He then graduated from the University of Arizona with majors in real estate and finance before he subsequently owned and operated Auto Electric Rebuilders in Tucson for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary Gioco of Tucson, AZ; one son, Anthony (Heather) of Houston, TX; one daughter, Gina Joly (Jason) of St. Louis, MO, and five grandchildren, Ethan, Isaac, and Reagan Joly and Nicolas and Lauren Gioco. Preceding him in death were his parents, Bennie and Emily Gioco, and one sister, Anne Kinney.

Burial with full military honors was at Our Lady of The Desert Cemetery, Tucson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church.

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