Frank left this world on Saturday, Feb.17th, to join his beautiful wife, Jackie, in heaven. When asked what would be the first thing he’d say upon seeing Jesus, Frank said he would tell Jesus that he loved him. Most assuredly, Jesus has heard those words and welcomed Frank into the most glorious life possible; an eternity of joy & completeness in the presence of Jesus. Frank is survived by his four children (and their spouses) & seven grand-kids.
He was born in Tarentum, PA. in 1925. Both of his parents died at an early age. Along with his 8 siblings, he survived the Great Depression during the 1930’s. Years later, Frank moved to Los Angeles, CA. When WWII arrived in 1944, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. The war ended before he finished his training.
Under the GI Bill, Frank was then able to go to college in 1946. He attended the University of Southern California, majoring in electrical engineering. Being an extremely intelligent man, he graduated top in his class! After college, he was employed by Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM. Frank met the love of his life, Jackie, on a blind date. Seven months later, in 1952, they were married and lived in Albuquerque. Frank was transferred in 1956, so he took his bride and toddler, Ginger, to Danville, CA. 3 more children came along, Kathy, Donna, & Paul, to complete the family of six.
Throughout his life, Frank devoted himself to Jesus and his family. He volunteered as a deacon at their church, and served on a medical mission in Mexico. Frank worked hard to support his family and spent time teaching his kids to ski and enjoy travel. He shared that his family was “the biggest blessing of my life.”
A memorial service will be held at Danville Community Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 21st at 10am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.