Frank J. Ceresi
judge, businessman

Frank J. Ceresi, a former Arlington County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge and a principal in a business specializing in museum consulting and legal services of sports-related activities, died Jan. 14 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church, Va. He was 64 and an Arlington resident.

The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his sister, Pamela Lemmonds.

From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Ceresi was an Arlington judge. For the next few years, he was curator and executive director of collections at what then was the MCI National Sports Gallery.

Since 2001, he had been a principal in the Falls Church-based FC Associates consulting. This included appraisals of Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress collections.

Frank Joseph Ceresi was born in Fort Monmouth, N.J., grew up in the Washington area and was a 1967 graduate of the old Fort Hunt High School in Fairfax County. He was a 1971 graduate of the University of Richmond and a 1974 graduate of its law school.

His first marriage, to Diana Orantes, ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife since 2011, Barbara Phillips of Arlington; two children from his first marriage, Dan Ceresi of South Riding, Va., and Nicole Friedrich of Springfield, Va.; and a sister, Pamela Lemmonds of Potomac, Md.

— Bart Barnes