Frank Vincent Bolla, 84, veteran

April 22, 2006

Frank Vincent Bolla, a retired federal inspector and veteran of two wars, died of cancer Monday at his Lutherville home. He was 84.

Born in McAdoo, Pa., he attended local public schools. After serving in the New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s, he joined the Navy and served during World War II and the Korean War, reaching the rank of chief petty officer. Mr. Bolla retired from the Navy after 20 years.

After leaving the service, he became an inspector for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Family members said he inspected the galleys of the Concorde and early Boeing 747s.

He moved to Lutherville in 1971.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.

Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Irene Galletta; a son, Wayne Bolla of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Karen Bolla of Lutherville; a sister, Elenore Pensock of Levittown, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

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