STILLWATER - Richard “Dick” Frank, 79, of County Road 76, died Tuesday morning, June 20, 2023, following an extended illness. Born in Fort Myer, Florida, son of the late Paul and Venetta Corbin Frank, Dick entered the US Navy Seabees in 1964, serving as a 3rd petty officer builder, discharged in 1966.
A carpenter all his life, Dick was known as a “jack of all trades” he worked for a number of companies, before finishing his career, serving as the building manager for a multi-level building on State St in Albany for 14 years.
Woodworking was a hobby, as was fishing and hunting, and also helped create Rensselaer Bottle Club.
A faithful member and former Trustee for Grafton Baptist Church, Dick was involved in many ministries within the church.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years Bonnie M. Baker Frank, two sons: Dean Richard (Jennifer) Frank of Buskirk, Darryl James Frank of Stillwater, grandson Tyler Rakstis, sister Christina (Wayne) Schillinger , sister-in-law Patricia Frank, brother-in-law Barry Baker, Aunt Janet Frank of Maryland along with nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, predeceased by his brothers Paul and James Frank and in-laws Terry Baker and Sherry Hagadorn.
A Burial Service with military honors is set for Tuesday, June 27th at 11 AM at Saratoga National Cemetery. Anyone who would like to attend are asked to arrive at cemetery entrance by 10:45 AM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to either the Grafton Baptist Church, or an Animal Shelter of one’s choice, in respectful memory of Richard G. Frank.