Frank Lomangino dies at 88

Columbus, OH – Frank A. Lomangino, a longtime Standardbred breeder and owner, died Aug. 9, 2022, at home in New Jersey. He was 88.

Born Aug. 6, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Lomangino was one of six children of Charles and Sabata Lomangino. As a young man, Frank, along with his brothers, established Allied Sanitation in 1954, and his family moved to Lindenhurst, N.Y. At age 21, Mr. Lomangino married his childhood sweetheart, Adrienne Scordley, and they had eight children, three daughters and five sons.

Mr. Lomangino co-founded Lindy Farms of New York with family members. Lindy Farms of New York campaigned many horses together with trainer Howard Beissinger, most notably the trotting Triple Crown champion Lindy’s Pride, and the world champion pacing filly Tarport Lib.

In 1990, Mr. Lomangino’s drive for business and opportunity took him to Tinton Falls, N.J., where he established Ice King and most recently, Splish Splash Car Wash. On any given day his car wash customers would be greeted by Mr. Lomangino’s infectious smile and upon their departure, his big thumbs up.

Mr. Lomangino established Lomangino Standardbreds in New Jersey and continued his interest in breeding horses, which he had developed while observing industry icons such as James Harrison. He owned broodmares and stallion shares and conducted business with major farms. In 1995 he purchased the Albert Albert-sired filly I’m Not Dreamin and while she never raced, she produced the winners of more than $2.1 million. Among her 13 foals was the filly Happy Dreamer p,3, 1:49.2 ($665,668), a multiple stakes winner for Lomangino Standardbreds.

Mr. Lomangino was a lifelong and devout parishioner at Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church in Neptune, N.J.

He is survived by his wife, Adrienne Scordley Lomangino; eight children, Anne McGuane, Barbara (Robert) Day, Leo (Lori), Charles (Lisiane), Frank Jr., Adrienne (Jim) Martin, Vincent (Michele), and Freddie (Holly); 12 grandchildren, Catherine, Cristina, Rob, Frank, Michelle, Jimmy, Adrianna, Alyssa, Adrienne, Frankie, Noah and Alex; five great-grandchildren, Ryder, Francesca, Jesse, Gemma, Adelaide; sister, Frances Gusmano; brother, Anthony; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a dear friend, Janet Burris, who made sure he could see videos of his horses that were racing.

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