|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1925|
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 2009|
Frank has one living brother Robert and a deceased brother John.
He served in the US Army during world war II. was a school teacher in Ohio until retirement and moved to Homosassa, Fl. in 1972. He was president of the Citrus County Organ club and played the organ at Senior Centers and hospitals and nursing homes, volunteering to entertain those residents. He will be buried at Bushnell National Cemetery on July 28th at 9:30 A.M.
One of his students wrote this about Frank.
He taught most of his career for Rocky River (OH) Public Schools at Goldwood Elementary School. He team taught in a 5th and 6th grade classroom named "007." It was a leading-edge educational environment which received numerous awards and recognitions, as did Mr. Ober and his teaching colleague, Ms. Mary Ellen Cabbage. He was an amazing teacher who challenged every student to excel academically and socially. They also had the strictest classroom that I have ever experienced. The classroom was in the basement of the school and came complete with a "cooler," the old coal cellar, and the "boiler room." It was not uncommon for him to escort a student to one of these feared rooms for a timeout. He was a great reading teacher and had incredible patience for kids who had difficulty with math. One of my fondest memories of him was his weekly reading of a few chapters from a fictional story. He read aloud to the entire class. He made the story come to life. Students could hardly wait for him to read the next chapters. I have no idea why, but he called this story reading time, Nebraska Language. My mom was a substitute teacher and often worked in this classroom. He lived in Hinkley, OH and drove almost 60 minutes one way to school. He was always one of the first teachers to arrive in the morning - usually by 6:30 AM. As I grew up, I learned from my mom that he had a longtime partner, Chris. I stayed in touch with Ms. Cabbage over the years, even student teaching in her class ten years after I was a 007 student.
My sister said this about Frank ~ He adored the theater, and I always loved going with him. The Phantom of the Opera was his all-time favorite. I know I saw it with him at least three times, and I am sure he saw it at least 10-15 more times without me. My sister also mentioned that he loved to play cards, a card shark.
I didn't know Frank very well, but as I edit video tapes of him and my family, I noticed what a sense of humor he had. My wish for him was that the last year of his life would of been different ~ that while he was sick > he wouldn't of been robbed of his belongings, money, and self respect by someone that he loved and said they loved him too.
Florida National Cemetery
Created by: Precious Memories
Record added: Jul 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39959379
Watching a video of you not long ago making our party much more fun. Maybe not acting your age, or not acting like the awesome teacher you had been but being a clown and making everyone laugh. Thanks for making my parents party fun.|
Added: Jul. 6, 2016
Robert Duran ~
Added: May. 4, 2016
One gift, above all others God gives to us to treasure one that knows no time, no place and one gold cannot measure. The precious, poignant, tender gift of Memory ~ that will keep our dear ones ever in our hearts although God gives them sleep. It brings b...(Read more)|
Added: Apr. 12, 2016
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