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Frank M. Lasala

August 15, 1948 — August 5, 2009

Frank M. LaSala, 60, lifelong Rockford resident died suddenly at 11:58 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2009 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born August 15, 1948, son of Michael P. and Carmela M. Frisella LaSala. Graduated from West High School in 1966. Served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Married Louisa Giorgi in Miami, FL. on March 25, 1996. He was the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Blackhawk Bank and was also the founder and owner of Promotional Graphics. He represented the bank as a former member of the Rockford Fourth of July Committee. Member of Mah-Nah-Tee-See Country Club and held memberships in the Lombardi Club, LLL Club, St. Ambrose Club and the Verdi Club. He enjoyed golf and fishing and loved his many gadgets. Frank was also an accomplished amateur magician who was known as The Magic Man.

Survivors include his wife, Louisa; son, Michael T. LaSala, Tampa, FL; daughter, Lisa M. (Scott) Ramsby, Winnebago; sister, Josephine M. (Joseph) Ognibene, Rockford; step-sons, Roger (Teresa) Arbisi, Rockford and Anthony (Michele) Arbisi, Rockford; 13 grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Predeceased by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2009 in Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 E. State Street, with Rev. David Lindfors officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday in Fitzgerald Funeral Home amp; Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. and from 9:00 a.m. until time of the service at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rockford YMCA, 200 Y Blvd. Rockford, IL. 61107. Condolences and memories can be shared at

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