Outside of my parents, Ted Frank was one of the most influential persons in my life. As a young kid approaching my teen years, I needed a change and a positive outlet. Ted Frank and the guys at the Belleville Weightlifting club took me on. I always marveled at Ted's intellect, his unwaivering patience, and enduring positive outlook. Ted was a great mentor and leader. There are many teenagers from late 70's through the 80's whom directly benefited from Ted's tireless devotion to young people. I left Belleville shortly after graduating high school, but over the course of my life, I have often thought of and pulled from Ted Frank when times got tough, and I will continue to until the day I die. To the "Lift Weighter" Ted Frank, you did a "Real Fine Job" with me and hung in there all through my Teen years. For that I will be eternally gratelful. I can honestly say I would not be in this place in my life had I not met Ted Frank...Rest in Peace.
Mike Neiner, U.S. Submarine Service(Retired)