Frank Anthony Scafani

16 September 1924–3 January 2009 (Age 84)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Frank Anthony

When Frank Anthony Scafani was born on 16 September 1924, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, John Luciano Scafani, was 27 and his mother, Alvina Regina Dolores Marinello, was 24. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 3 January 2009, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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John Luciano Scafani
Alvina Regina Dolores Marinello
Catherine Scafani
Louis Paul Scafani
Frank Anthony Scafani
Michael John Scafani

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from a place so called in the Palermo region, probably from Latin scaphula ‘little boat’, ‘skiff’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Frank Scafani in household of John Scafani, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Scafani in household of John Scafani, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Scatani in entry for John Luciano Scapani, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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