John Frederick Frank of Galveston, devoted husband and father, died April 19, 2012. He was born November 24, 1926 in Mishawaka, Indiana, the son of the late John Frank and Anna Kempner Frank. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Dorothy Light Frank. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Frank Guentert, and is survived by his brother, Thomas Frank of South Bend, Indiana.
John Frank served in the US Army as a soldier during the Second World War and over the subsequent four decades worked as an Accounting Supervisor for The Associates. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Parish.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen Frank, and is survived by children: John Frank of Greenwood, Indiana; Patricia Horgan of Galveston; Kevin Frank of Trophy Club, Texas; and Rosemary Spaete of Carrollton, Texas. Additionally, he is survived by ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Frank family extends their sincere appreciation to Drs. Joseph Navarijo and Lazaro Cherem of Houston for the expertise they demonstrated and compassion they displayed throughout Mr. Frank’s recent medical care.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1302 Broadway St., Galveston. Father EJ Stein, OFM, and Deacon John Pistone will preside. Following the mass, interment will take place at Houston National Cemetery.
I’ve closed my eyes and fallen asleep,
So there’s no reason for you to weep.
This is a debt we all must pay.
I’ve endured pain and sometimes sorrow,
Now I don’t have to worry about tomorrow,
But life for you must go on.
You must not worry because I’m gone.
You stood beside me all the way,
When I was down you knew what to say.
You always told me to get some rest,
Now let me sleep, I’ve done my best.
The tears you’re shedding soon will cease.
You’ll soon realize this was meant to be,
Because God has come for me.