To the family of one of the greatest humans I've known, My special memory of Frank was not from the classroom or football field. Rather, It was during freshman year at H.S. The priests at St. Ignatius would offer mass for each class one day a week. But there were days when no one was required to attend mass. One morning I went to an early mass with only a few others in attendance. Frank was there at the front of the church. He left mass without looking to see who else was there. Even then I knew there was something special about Frank. He carried himself with such self assurance, yet with humility. I haven't seen that combination in any other person since. His example was immense for me. He lived a Christian life like St. Francis- by example. Everything that I have read by others is true. Frank influenced more of us by his example than by any other classmate. One other proud moment was when he told me that one of his sons enrolled at Univ of Pennsylvania, my Alma Mater. I watched that young man play football once but never met him. Frank was truly a great man.
Tony Palmieri, Westlake, OH, Classmate