Welcome to "The Ceruti Site"
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Franklin D. Ceruti attended P.S. 41, John Marshall JHS 210, Boys HS, and briefly Brooklyn College and NYU. While at Boys High, he was a participant on the track team which won both the indoor and outdoor New York City Championships his senior year.
After graduating from Boy's High, and kicking around for a couple of years, spending time at Brooklyn College and NYU, he finally journeyed to Tougaloo College in Mississippi on a track scholarship. He graduated there with honors. The following year he entered the Air Force (AF) Officer Training School and was commissioned. While in the AF, he attended Texas A&M University in residence and received a Master of Computing Sciences Degree. He was accruing hours toward the PhD degree when his journey was stifled by the AF, as he was assigned to Vietnam.
Early in his life, Frank was a true Jack-of-all-trades. He has experiences as a New York street kid, auto mechanic, grocery store worker, electrical engineer's apprentice, warehouseman, warehouse foreman, forklift driver, shipping clerk, electrician's apprentice, plumber's helper, carpenter, etc., etc. The Air Force taught him the skill which formed the rest of his life. There he became a computer professional. Throughout his 20 year military career, he served as a contract administrator, software developer, systems engineer, systems designer, software engineer, software project manager, and manager of project managers. Following his AF career, he did a brief stint as a contractor with PRC of McLean, VA. He finished his employment career as a civil servant with the Air Force, where he retired for a final time.
A dedicated life member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., he is active in his local chapter. He is a past president of their Scholarship Foundation which grants scholarships to high school seniors, but gave it up when he accepted the presidency of a local Optimist Club. After a couple of years of that, he settled down as a software and network consultant.
Frank is a former runner. His last races were both the Berlin Marathon and the Bill Rodgers Half-Marathon in 1984. He continued training , but didn't do any competitive running after that. He has now given up running and embraces racquetball, playing four to five times a week. Rumor has it that he would prefer playing squash but can't find opponents. He is an avid hunter who would rather lose a squash match than miss "opening day" of deer season. Frank loosely follows both WNBA and NBA basketball and is a season ticket holder.