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AGE: 90 • South Bound Brook
Frank Simko, 90, died on Sunday September 8th at the Lyons Veterans Hospital. Born in Milltown, NJ he was a longtime resident of South Bound Brook. He faithfully served his country during World War II with the 26th Infantry Division "The Big Red One" during the Battle of the Bulge. During his military career he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts as well as being honored by the French Foreign Legion for his actions leading to the liberation of France. Frank was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #16 as well as a member of The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter # 27 where he had served as a past commander. Continuing his selfless service to his fellow servicemen, he served as a volunteer for 17 years at the Lyons Campus of the U.S. Veterans Hospital. Prior to retirement he was employed as a truck driver with Builders Express. Earlier in his life he was an avid stock car racer which carried on to a later love of Nascar. He was also fond of deep-sea fishing.
He was predeceased by his two wives Jane and Peg as well as his loving companion Flossy Conroy. He is survived by his sons Frank and wife Linda of Wyalsuing, PA, Fred and wife Debbie of Raritan; his daughters Joyce Mackey of Howell and Marie Schaible and husband Peter of Milford; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may pay their respects at the Boylan Funeral Home 188 Easton Ave. New Brunswick on Wednesday September 25th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A private interment will take place the following day at the Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Franks name to the Military Order of the Purple Heart or the Disabled American Veterans.
Published in Courier News & Home News Tribune from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2013