Obituary of Frank P. Volpicella
Frank Volpicella, 74, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2020 surrounded by his wife and sons. He was born, September 23, 1946, in East Orange, NJ the son of Leo and Mary (Celeste) Volpicella.
Following high school, Frank served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. Following, he joined the Florham Park Police Department in 1968 then went to South Brunswick Police Department and served for over 25 years between 1970 – 1994. During his time as a police officer, his focus was in the Traffic Safety Bureau, dealing with all areas of traffic investigation, enforcement, and supervision. After retirement, Frank went on to become an adjunct Faculty member with the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) out of Jacksonville, Florida and also Northwestern University Traffic Institute (later Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety) out of Evanston, IL. Again, serving his community and fellow officers for more than 30 years.
Frank was a past President of PBA Local 166 and founding President of FOP Lodge 51, both in South Brunswick. He was also a Charter member of the New Jersey Association of Accident Reconstructionist since its inception in 1991. During his time, he held several Board of Directors positions, including President and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement and Member status. He continued to actively serve in the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association. Frank’s knowledge became the cornerstone for the Crash Investigation curricula now being taught in New Jersey. Frank's dedication to teaching others was his passion. Countless police officers around the country are better crash investigators today, because they were taught by Frank Volpicella
Frank is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean (Karaska) Volpicella; his two sons Leonard and his wife Christine, Frank, Jr. and his wife Beth and his adored grandchildren, Brianna, Anthony, and Leo. He is also survived by his sister, Lorraine Tichenor and two nieces and their families along with cousins and many friends around the country.
Visitation will be 12:00-3:30 pm on Saturday January 9, 2021 at the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, Inc. – 205 Rhode Hall Rd., Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 – 732-521-0555 – www.demarcofuneralhome.com. A catholic blessing will begin at the conclusion of the visiting hours at 3:30 pm followed by a private cremation.
In lieu of flowers, and for those who desire, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to FOP Lodge 51 – PO Box 644, Dayton, NJ 08810.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frank Volpicella, please visit Tribute Store