Obituary of Frank Scalia
Frank Anthony Scalia, 76, of Glastonbury, CT, beloved husband of Rebeka (Jones-Bailes) Scalia, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at home, following a valiant battle with cancer. Frank was born on November 2, 1941, in Batavia, NY, son of the late Frank B. and Patricia (Neth) Scalia. Frank received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester, his Master’s Degree in Psychology from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University. He began his career on the Corporate Staff at General Electric doing psychological research and continued his work in the I/O Psychology field at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC, Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance in Hartford; and Barnes Group in Bristol. He held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of New Haven, Central Connecticut State University, Post University, and Connecticut College. Frank was founder and president of TriStar Consulting Services, a management consulting firm with clients across the globe. In addition to his love of teaching, he continued his love for learning and was currently, taking courses in the field of Geology at CCSU.
Frank was a former member of the Board of Directors of Mott Corporation and SourceOne Worldwide; a former member of the Board of Trustees, Graduate School of Sales Management and Marketing at Syracuse University; the Society of International Fellows at Central Connecticut State University; the Capital Community College Foundation, the Tunxis College Foundation, and the Business Advisory Councils at Manchester and Capital Community Colleges. Dr. Scalia was a licensed psychologist in the State of Connecticut; served on the Executive Advisory Panel of the Academy of Management Executive and was a founding Board member and President of the College and University Business Instructors of Connecticut. He was a Fellow, Life Management Institute. Active in the First Church of Christ Congregational in Glastonbury, he served as Deacon, Vice President, and President.
Frank will be remembered for his sense of humor, his love of fishing, and his constant willingness to sit down over a cup of coffee with students, business associates, and friends to offer his advice whenever possible.
In addition to Rebeka, his wife of 42 years, Frank will be forever remembered by his three children, Frank Barone Scalia of Raleigh, NC, Laura Scalia Hart of Vero Beach, FL, and James E. Bailes of Middletown, CT. and two grandchildren James E. Bailes, Jr., of Middletown, CT and Alex Holler of Atherton, CA. He also leaves his brother, Robert Scalia and wife Karla of Scottsdale, AZ, and sister, Marilyn Poissant of Phoenix, AZ, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family during visiting hours on Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, CT. A memorial service for Frank will be held on Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 2183 Main St., Glastonbury, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 20 Broadway, NY, NY 10006-3111. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com.