Szabo, Frank William
Frank William (Bill) Szabo, age 95, of Ithaca, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Frank was born on December 4, 1918, in Trenton, NJ, the son of the late Frank and Julia Molnar Szabo. Mr. Szabo attended Miami University, where he earned a BS in Education. Additionally, he attended the University of Idaho, Cornell University and New York University, where he went on to earn a MA in Educational Administration. Frank was a veteran of WWII, where he served with the United States Marines, and continued to serve his country as a member of the United States Naval Reserve. Frank grew up in Ithaca, and following a distinguished career in education, which took him to Ohio, North Carolina, and Long Island, NY, he returned to make his home in Ithaca upon retirement. He was a member of Fidelity Lodge #51, F. & A.M., and was inducted into both the Ithaca High School Sports Hall of Fame and the STAC Section IV Hall of Fame, recognized for his outstanding achievements in track and field. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed bluegrass music, clogging, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Szabo was predeceased by his brothers, Ernest, Harry, and Edward Szabo. He is survived by his sister, Helen Szabo; nieces, Deborah Tagliavento and Lynn Szabo; nephews, William and David Szabo; and sister-in-law, Edie Szabo. Services will be private and there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations in Frank's memory be directed to
. Bangs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Bangs Funeral Home, Inc. - Ithaca
209 W Green St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Published in Ithaca Journal on Jan. 24, 2014