FRANK M. LARIO SR. was born on February 22, 1907 in Pennsylvania to Rocco and Mary Lario. His parents had been born in Italy. Rocco Lario had come to America in 1898, Mary Lario coming in 1906. The Lario’s lived in Pennsylvania, where children Frank and Mary were born. The family came to Camden around 1910, and other children followed. The Lario family was living at 353 Pine Street at the time of the 1920 census. Rocco Lario owned a fruit and produce business in Camden.
Frank M. Lario was a 1930 graduate of the South Jersey Law School in Camden. A gifted artist, he drew several sketches for The Archive, the school yearbook. He graduated with many who went on to careers of note, including Mary Walsh Kobus, Edward V. Martino, and Benjamin Asbell.
After working for Samuel P. Orlando, who would serve as County Prosecutor, he eventually set up his own law practice, which in 1947 was at 709 Market Street in Camden. Success came to him, and in that year he was living with wife Marie on Tavistock Boulevard in Haddonfield NJ.
His brother Anthony M. Lario was also an attorney, and joined his brother in practice after passing the New Jersey Bar. Another brother, Charles Lario, had studied for the bar, but passed away while still attending law school, in January of 1940. In 1954 the Larios represented the American Dental Association in a libel suit. The brothers then had offices at 724 Market Street in Camden. The law firm relocated in the early 1970s to Haddonfield NJ.
Frank M. Lario Sr. passed away in June of 1979.
His son, Frank M. Lario Jr. was appointed as Judge to Superior Court of the State of New Jersey in 1993, by then-governor James M. Florio. Frank Lario Jr. served first in the Civil and Family Divisions of Superior Court in Camden County before joining the Criminal Division in 1997, and was elevated to the Appellate Division in July of 2003.
Frank M. Lario was a 1930 graduate of the South Jersey Law School in Camden. A gifted artist, he drew several sketches for the school yearbook.
Samuel was also actively involved with the Democratic Party and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, in addition to his law practice.
Camden Courier-Post – May 16, 1950 Prosecutor Replaces DiMona; Anthony Lario Is Chosen Benjamin J. Dzick, city prosecutor since 1942, today was named municipal judge of Camdent [sic] by Director of Public Safety George Aaron, replacing Police Court Judge John R. DiMona. At the same time Aaron appointed Anthony M. Lario to the post of…
Police Judge Pancoast yesterday held two suspects without bail in the recent $11,790 Radio Condenser Company holdup and two other youths as material witnesses.
Declared to have been illegally detained in Camden County jail, Henry Luellowitz was ordered released yesterday.
Henry Luellowitz, 28, of Los Angeles, who was arrested here last June after posing as Floyd Gibbons, will seek his freedom from the county jail today in application for a writ of habeas corpus.