Wakefield Faculty/Staff Deceased: In
Robert J. Frulla
b: 11/9/1930 d: 11/28/2010
||MR. ROBERT FRULLA, World History, Health & P.E.; Maximi Hi-Y; J.V.
|The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - November 30, 2010
ROBERT J. FRULLA died on November 28, 2010. Beloved husband of Joyce E.
Frulla for 55 years, loving father of Susan M. LaForce, Nancy J. Gilmore (Steve) and
Robert J. Frulla Jr. (JaneAnne). grandfather of Andrew LaForce (Jodi), Michelle LaForce,
Mitch Gilmore, Trent Gilmore, Robert Frulla III, Beau Frulla and Caroline Frulla.
Born November 9, 1930 in Pawlet, Vermont, the youngest of 12 from Italian immigrant
parents. After graduating high school from Warrensburg Central in New York, he
joined the Air Force in January of 1951 and served 29 months in the Korean conflict.
Upon returning he attended George Washington University on a football scholarship
and was a two way starter on the 1957 Sun Bowl Champion Team. He was captain his
senior year and won many awards for his outstanding play as a lineman including election
into the GW Hall of Fame. Upon graduating from GW he coached football for several
years until going to work for Transway Corporation and eventually becoming President of
Freight Forwarders Institute of America until retirement. Bob was a fun loving man
who was a fierce competitor both on the football field and the golf course. A
gathering of family and friends will be held at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road,
Springfield, Virginia on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on
Thursday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to
George Washington University's Colonial Athletic Fund https://
my.gwu.edu/mod/onlinegiving/index.cfm (select Athletics then Colonial Athletic Fund).
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