On 1 May 1956, Leopold married Anne Capodanna in Wilmington, DE in a
ceremony performed by his brother, Rev. Edward Fraczkowski.
indicates that Leopold died of acute coronary thrombosis
Application for Headstone
indicates that TSgt Fraczkowski received the Unit Citation, Good Conduct
Medal and Efficiency Medal [sic]
Tax Man Dies
Commendations Given To
For Wilmington Work
Leopold Fraczkowski, husband
of Anne Capodanna Fraczkowski, 1601 West 10th Street, died yesterday at St.
Mr. Fraczkowski was an employee of the Wilmington office, Internal
Revenue Service. He won a certificate of commendation and a cash award
for 'outstanding work in the public interest" last July. He held the
most awards for suggestions in the seven districts of the Philadelphia
He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and came to Wilmington when he was
six years old. He attended St. Hedwig's Parochial School. He was
a member of the Polish American Post 3257 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the
Eleventh Ward Republican Club. He received a citation for action
with the 508th Parachute Infantry unit in Europe.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother and father,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Fraczkowski, Leo, Wilmington and Rev. Edward J.
Fraczkowski, St. Mary's Church, Rifle, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs.. Joseph
Szczerba and Mrs.. Joseph J. Piotrowski, both of Wilmington, seven
nephews and three nieces.
A solemn requiem mass will be offered in St. Anthony's Church.
Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday after 7
p.m. at the Nicholas J. Corleto Funeral Home, 8089 North Union street.
[The News Journal, Wilmington, DE,
Saturday December 12, 1959, Page 30]
Grave marker for Leopold A. Fraczkowski in Section-2E, Row CP/ES,
Lot 63, Grave 5, Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington (New Castle county), Delaware.
Leopold enlisted in the Army at Wilmington, DE on 12 December
1941, just 6 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor and volunteered for
On 13 August 1944 TSgt Fraczkowski was transferred from the 11th
Replacement Depot to Service Company, 508th PIR.
Remarkably, that is the only entry in 508th records for this man.
Based on the grave marker inscription he was at some time
transferred to Company C, 513th PIR.