Frank Edward Ceccarelli ’49 died on January 26, 2004, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Born on August 29, 1927, in New York City, he prepared for college at the Scarborough School in New York and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1945 to 1947, when he entered the New York University College of Medicine. In June of 1951, he received his bachelor of arts degree from Bowdoin, along with his M.D. degree. After two years of the study of surgery at Yale University, he began 20 years of service in the U.S. Army with 18 months in Korea, for which service he was awarded a Bronze Star. He was stationed at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu for two years, followed by six years of intensive work in urology at Brook Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. In 1963, he was assigned to Gorgas Hospital in the Canal Zone and during his tour there was awarded the Orden Vasco Nuñez de Balboa by the Republic of Panama. In 1966, he became chief of urology at Madigan Army Hospital at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, WA, and, in 1968, he became chief of the Urology Service at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu. Following his 20 years of service in the Army’s Medical Corps, he retired in 1973 as a colonel. He continued to practice medicine on a part-time basis as late as the year 2000, doing peer reviews and serving two days a week as a consultant in urology at Tripler Army Hospital. He was the author of two books and many articles in professional journals. He is survived by his wife, Mary Collette Ceccarelli, whom he married in 1957, and two daughters, Nancy Ceccarelli and Joan Ceccarelli.