Jack R. Frank
February 27, 1918 ‒ July 21, 2003
MANSFIELD: Jack Randolph Adams Frank, 85, of Curtis Drive, Mansfield, died Monday afternoon July 21, 2003 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
He was born February 27, 1918 in Mansfield to George R. and Ruth Harbaugh Adams, and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in January of 1937. He attended Miami University, and served as drum major at both schools.
On May 3, 1941 he married Helen L. Wise Frank, who preceded him in death on February 3, 1988.
Jack spent four years in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving as a Tec 3 with the 755th Tank Battalion in North Africa and Italy. He was awarded four Bronze battle stars: Cassino, Gothic Line, Rome Arno and North Apennines. He received a Good Conduct Medal, European African Medal, Eastern Service Medal and American Defense Service Medal. He was also awarded the Croix-de-Guerre with Vermillion Star by the French Government,
a citation by the 755th Tank Battalion for leadership, initiative and
calmness under fire. In the May 29, 1944 issue of “Life Magazine”, he was photographed as the battalion advanced through Castelfort, Italy.
He retired from Westinghouse in May 1982 following 41 years of service, and was a member of both the Westinghouse Square Club and Westinghouse Square Club Waiters.
Jack was a member of Venus Lodge #152 F&AM.
He is survived by his daughter-in-law Judith Cunningham Frank of Toledo; two grandchildren Jason Frank and Jennifer Frank; a great granddaughter Alexandria Gillen; a brother and sister-in-law George and Marcella Frank of Mansfield; and a sister Geraldine Link of Mansfield.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sons John R. Frank and James L. Frank; and a daughter Carole L. Frank.
The funeral service will be held Thursday July 24, 2003 at 2 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, with his daughter-in-law the Rev. Judith Frank officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery, where the Richland County Joint Veterans Council will hold graveside military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home the hour prior to the funeral service.
Memorial contributions to the Alexandria Gillen Education Fund may be made at the funeral home.