January 7, 1931 – October 13, 202

Frank “Nick” Nicholas Leone passed away peacefully in the early evening of Oct. 13.

Frank ‘Nick’ Nicholas Leone

Nick was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a young man, he joined the Army and was sent to California to become a Chinese language translator for the Korean conflict. While in Monterey, he also met the love of his life, Colista Carlene Dinkins, and they settled down to raise a family. At 27 years of age, he had five children to support. He was a good provider. In 1970, Nick transferred as a Prudential Life Insurance agent to British Columbia, Canada. After eight years, the family moved to Pacifica. He was well-known in the SF Bay Area, selling life insurance and working as a financial planner.

Nick also had an artistic streak and sculpted throughout his life. After retirement Nick was active with local environmental groups and served on the San Mateo grand jury. He enjoyed helping his children with various projects, and was an early, key volunteer helping to create the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. He had a zest for life that included a love of jazz, good food, and growing roses. Most of all, he loved family gatherings and parties where everyone was fed a good meal and had a chance to dance! He was a mountain of stability, security and strength.

Frank Nicholas Leone is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Colista Carlene Leone; his children, Linda and her husband, Aldo, Andrew and his wife, Nancy, Steven and his wife, Cathie, Mark, Philip and his wife, Robin. He is survived by six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many nephews and nieces, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his beloved older brother, Andrew, and is survived by his younger brothers, whom he loved, William and Robert Leone.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Mildred Owen Concert Hall at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. To RSVP, contact

aleone@gmail.com The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Sanchez Art Center, sanchezartcenter.org

 

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