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Frank Ciulla Papers

An inventory of the papers at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: March 2015


Photograph of Frank Ciulla

Frank Ciulla, born August 6, 1943, lived in Park Ridge, New Jersey. A certified public accountant as well as vice president and chief financial officer of Chase Capital Markets, he had been assigned to the United Kingdom until March of 1989. His family had already returned to the United States, and Frank was flying home for Christmas before concluding his work in London. He was survived by his wife, Mary Lou; his children, Frank, Laurie Ann, and Michelle; his parents; and two brothers.

Described by a friend as "a lover not a fighter," Frank was admired for his honesty and candor, his understanding of people, and his ability to make them laugh. He was adventurous and lively; a business and sports enthusiast who was aggressive and competitive in a positive way. Frank demonstrated strength of character and confidence in himself that allowed him not only to succeed in life, but to enjoy it as well.

Scope and Content Note

The Frank Ciulla Papers contain two copies of Memories of Frank, a printed and bound book of photographs and remembrances prepared by family and friends of Frank Ciulla for his widow, Mary Lou Ciulla. Also included is a copy of Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, which contains a letter from the Connell Family of Waterbeck, Scotland to the Ciulla Family. Frank Ciulla's body came to rest on Hugh and Margaret Connell's land, Minsca Farm. Included with this book are a transcript of Frank Ciulla's son's interview on NPR's "All Things Considered," and a newspaper article about the relationship of the Connell and Ciulla families.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Frank Ciulla Papers. Related collections include:

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Syracuse University: Individuals Collection

Selected Search Terms


Ciulla, Frank.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Associated Titles

Memories of Frank.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- Case Studies.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Ciulla Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Frank Ciulla Papers were donated by Mary Lou Ciulla in 2014.

Processing Information

The Frank Ciulla Papers are fully processed

Table of Contents

Printed Materials