Frank Pileggi, 87, the founder of the Woodlyn law firm of Pileggi & Pileggi and the father of Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Dominic Pileggi, died last Tuesday, writes Bonnie Cook of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Pileggi, of Chester, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Pileggi graduated from St. James Catholic High School in 1945, and earned degrees from Villanova University and Temple University Law School.
He was the solicitor for the Suburban Contractors Association of Pennsylvania for four decades.
According to Cook, Pileggi founded the Justinian Society of Delaware County, an organization of lawyers of Italian-American heritage. He also was the founder of the Christopher Columbus Memorial Association of Delaware County.
He also was involved in the development of the Woodlyn Shopping Center in Delaware County and other real-estate ventures.
Dominic Pileggi is the former Republican majority leader in the state Senate. He represented the Ninth District in Chester and Delaware Counties from 2002 until January 2016, when he became a judge in Media.
Besides his sons Dominic and John, Pileggi is survived by children Theresa, Francis G.X., Elisa, Joseph, and Anthony; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother.
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