Frank Glodowski died at his home in Reno, Nev., on March 8, 2014, at the age of 89 and surrounded by family members Gregory, Amy, Lance, Ruth, Elise, Masela, and Luisa, as he took his last peaceful breath.
Frank was born to Franciszek Glodowski and Stefania Rokicka in Jersey City, N.J. He wed Rosemarie Miltner and produced five wonderful children. He attended and graduated from New York University where he majored in accounting, but also had a love of geology. He served in World War II where he received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and Asiatic Pacific Medal. Frank was on one of the battleships which transported watercrafts and soldiers from the ship to the beachfront in Normandy, France on D-Day.
He later worked as a salesman for Rath Packing Company and later as vice-president for Zemsky & Sons. He loved sports, especially tennis, and played into his 80s. He played football both in high school and college and was also involved in coaching baseball, basketball and football. He was an avid Mets fan where his company had season tickets when Shea stadium first opened and absolutely loved the New York Giants. His bedroom in Reno was painted in the Giants' colors of blue and red and was decorated throughout with Giant memorabilia.
Frank Glodowski. PHOTO PROVIDED.
Frank enjoyed world travel and his visits included Monte Carlo, Costa Rica, and Great Britain. He lived in Sanibel, Fla., in the winter and Ontario, Wis., in the summer to get away from the "snowbirds." He also traveled back to New Jersey, California, and Nevada to visit his children.
Frank was born and lived more than half of his life in New Jersey before moving to Sanibel, Fla., where he resided for more than 25 years and spent almost 20 years of them with watercolor artist Carol Hagerman, who helped Frank acquire a love of painting as well as bird watching. He will be remembered as a "Social Butterfly" and as a "Ladies Man" by all who knew him. He loved the sun and was always seen by the ocean or taking a dip in the local pool.
Frank spent the last 14 months residing in Reno, Nev., with his son Lance and his wife Ruth, and her two nieces, Masela and Luisa.
Frank is survived by his five children: Gregory (Amy), Justin (Laurie), Blaise, Lance (Ruth), and Elise (Davio); and his three grandchildren, Cherise, Lisette, and Jillienne (Justin).
A Day of Remembrance for Frank will be held on March 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in Reno, Nev.