Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Frank Spano of Brooklyn Heights, known for several blocks around as the unofficial “mayor,” died September 23 at the age of 66. The cause was cancer, said his sister Donnie Militello.
According to the Eagle, Spano was, at various times in his life, an altar boy at Assumption Church, an athlete, a doo-wop singer, a soldier, a dockworker, an exterminator, and a building maintenance man, most recently at 145 Henry Street. He was also for a time employed by the Parks Department and involved in the construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park. As the comments following this post indicate, he is remembered fondly by some of our readers.