Francis Joseph Frick joined his beloved wife Rita and our loving God in heaven early Tuesday morning, February 2, 2021 at Brightview Rolling Hills in Catonsville, Md.
Frank lived a full and wonderful life of 96 years. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on January 13, 1925, the son of Francis Joseph Frick and Marie Chobert Frick ( now deceased ). Frank was married to the love of his life , Rita , for over 67 years, until her passing in October, 2016. He is also predeceased by his brother, John Frick.
Frank graduated from West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. He immediately joined the United States Navy, and proudly served our country in World War II in the South Pacific corridor on the USS Miami. Throughout his life, his love of country embodied the values of the greatest generation.
After his military service concluded, Frank joined the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Lester, Pa. to embark on a successful and fulfilling career with the company that spanned over 40 years. His tenure with Westinghouse also included a short stint in Kansas, but most of his career was in operations management in the Baltimore, Md. defense business unit. He retired from the company in 1987.
Frank’s wonderful marriage with Rita blessed them with three sons, Joe, Frank Jr., and Mike; and their spouses Amy, Robin, and Melissa. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Tony ( his spouse Alissa ), Kate ( her spouse Matt ), Danny, Natalie, Amanda ( her mother Trish ), Eli, and Taylor. Frank was also blessed with two great grandchildren. Emery and Everett.
Frank’s love of all sports was unparalleled, especially Notre Dame football and watching the Baltimore Colts and Orioles in Memorial Stadium. He was a passionate golfer ( like his sons ) and was a member of Rolling Road Golf Club for over 20 years...where he proudly recorded a hole-in-one on the 10th hole.
Frank’s Catholic faith was an important and guiding part of his life’s journey. He was an active and engaged member of St. Agnes Parish in Catonsville and later in life, a parishioner at St. Alphonsus in Woodstock. He was the life of any party, and brought fun and joy to his newest friends at Brightview, where he spent his last four years.
While we will all miss him greatly, we celebrate an incredible life well lived in service to others.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the World War II Memorial ( care of The Trust for the National Mall )
. A private, family funeral service is planned due to the current environment.
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