Frank J. Scanio, Jr
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CORPUS CHRISTI – Frank J. Scanio, Jr. of Corpus Christi passed away on November 3, 2011 at the age of 88 years.

Frank is survived by his wife, Marion Rooke Scanio, a daughter, Carolyn Scanio Brown of Boerne, a son, Frank J. Scanio, III, of Corpus Christi, and a son, Stephen Everett Scanio, of New Braunfels, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother Vincent (Buddy) Scanio and a sister, Tena Scanio Head, both of Temple, Texas.

Frank was born in Temple, Texas to Jennie Kemendo Scanio and Frank J. Scanio Sr., his mother and father, both of whom have predeceased Frank.

Frank served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. His service was in the Pacific and included service as a member of the U.S. Government team for Okinawa during and after the capture of Okinawa by U.S. forces.

Prior to his military service he attended Rice University. After his military service he continued his education and earned a degree in Business Management at the University of Texas. While attending Texas University he met and married Marion Rooke on February 7, 1947.

Frank enrolled in Baylor University Law School in 1949. He completed his work at Baylor in 1952 after he had earned his Bachelor of Law degree. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1953.

Frank entered into a law partnership in Refugio, Texas, with his friend, Donald Teer, in July, 1953, under the firm name of Scanio and Teer. This law firm, now under the name of Scanio, Teer, Cox & Steele, continues today as a viable law firm

Frank ceased the full time practice of law in 1964, and became the Managing General Partner of F.B. Rooke & Sons, Ltd., a Rooke family limited partnership, engaged in banking, ranching, oil and gas activity, real estate and other commercial and business activities which he managed as a General Partner of the Rooke family partnership.

During his tenure as a Partner in the Rooke and Scanio family partnerships, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Woodsboro, the First National Bank of Refugio, the Refugio Savings and Loan Association, and the Corpus Christi National Bank, and also served as either a member, or an advisory member, of the Board of Directors of the Houston National Bank, American Bank of Austin, the First National Bank of Brownsville, and the State National Bank of Robstown. In 1970 Frank and his friends, George S. Hawn and John D. Hawn, organized American Bank in Corpus Christi.

Frank terminated his business relationship with the Rooke family partnership in 1987, and together with various members of the Rooke family who had withdrawn from the Rooke Family partnerships, organized the limited partnership of Rooke Scanio Interests, Ltd., where he served until his passing as its Managing Partner.

Frank was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church. While he was known as and had the reputation of a serious and enviable business man he was fair and beyond reproach in his business dealings. His word was his bond. He was known by his closest friends to be kind and generous to a fault. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Memorial remembrances may be made to charities of your choice.

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