Frank Accomando, 74, of Gooding, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.
He was born Nov. 16, 1935 in Garfield, N.J. to Frank and Marian Accomando. He married Debra Strickland Accomando on Oct. 10, 1986 in Jacksonville, N.C. She survives.
He is also survived by his sons, Frank Accomando Jr. of Illinois and Jon Scott Milisavljevich of Gooding; daughters, Aleisa Ashlan of North Carolina and Donna Smith of North Carolina and six grandchildren, Brittany, Lindsey, Nicholas Accomando, Kyle, Austin Smith, and Kaitlyn Milisavljevich.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas Accomand; and grandparents, Accomando, Cangialosi and Panapinto.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 22 years as a helicopter pilot. He received 42 air medals, two gold stars, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, one Purple Heart and other numerous awards.
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Thanks Major Accomando, I will remember you for your good humor and your willingness as an officer to point to a young Cpl make better decisions. If it wasn't for you I might not have ever gone to college. Farewell my friend you will be missed. -
michael staudt Added: Dec. 24, 2011