Francis (Frank) Michael Siskowski, Jr. passed away on January 17, 2019. He is survived by his devoted wife, Carole Cline, his beloved son, Francis Michael Siskowski, III, his cherished step-children, Tony Cline, Jr. (Lisa), Darren Cline (Alicia), Ashley Cline Kapono (Jason), his adored grandchildren, Charlee and Preslee Cline, Isla, Campbell, Austin, and Luke Kapono plus three devoted aunts, Anna Fabiano, Mary Anderson and Veronica Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Michael and Helen Siskowski. After growing up in Newburgh, NY, Frank became a longtime Danville, CA resident.
Throughout his career, Frank was a distinguished executive with many large corporations and start-up companies serving as both CFO and consultant.
Frank had a very unusual combination of an amazing breadth of financial management expertise, humanity, sports fan extraordinaire, and that special “Frank brand” of razor-sharp humor. You could take the Frank out of the upstate New York of his childhood, but you could never take the upstate New York, inbred love of fishing, hunting and, of course, the Yankees out of Frank.
Then there was golf, especially as a charter member of Blackhawk Country Club… Frank loved everything about it… playing it, watching it and analyzing it.
Frank showed a perhaps, unexpectedly sentimental side, saving many, special handwritten notes and memorabilia from decades of treasured relationships, events and interactions.
He valued and treasured his extensive, Catholic education, from elementary and high school at St. Patrick’s school in Newburgh, NY, through college at Manhattan College, BBA and graduate school, at Fordham University, MBA, and served proudly in the National Guard.
He would want his friends to know he’s out of pain now, and to remember his smile, the twinkle in his steely blue eyes, that last joke, and how much he loved his family, friends, his work and the Yankees.
If you feel called to make a donation in Frank’s name toward ALS research, it can be made to: ALS Golden West Chapter (www.ALSAgoldenwest.org) PO Box 565, Agoura Hills, CA 91376
‘Say not in grief ‘he is no more’
but live in thankfulness that he was’