Frank A. Cerney|
November 5, 1926 ~ February 13, 2012
SALINAS - Frank A. Cerney, 85, longtime resident of Monterey County, passed away peacefully February 13, 2012. Frank was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 5, 1926. His family eventually moved to Pacific Grove where he attended PG High and Hartnell College. He was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma at the end of WWII. Eventually Frank came to Salinas, started a family and has enjoyed his children and grandchildren here ever since.
For many years Frank worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail sorter at the Steinbeck Post Office. He had a passion for sports, especially golf and football and was an avid 49ers fan. He also loved movies and keeping up with the latest political happenings. He was a dedicated Liberal and marched for the NAACP when he was younger. He also had a lifelong love of reading which led him to be a volunteer for the Salinas Public Library for many years. Frank donated over sixteen gallons of blood to the Red Cross over the course of many years and when he was no longer able to give blood he helped transport blood between Salinas and San Jose.
Frank leaves behind his sons: David (Susan), Mark, John and Philip (Maureen) Cerney and his grandchildren: Brian, Michael, Mark Jr., Shane, Sarah, Ben and Chris Cerney; his sister, Mary Len Wartenberg of Pacific Grove and his twin brother, Tom (Jane) Cerney of Redding. He was preceded in death by his beloved brothers, Reid (Ann) Cerney of Lodi and Len Cerney, of Cottonwood ,CA.
Frank will be remembered by all for supporting causes he believed in and his snappy wit. Although Frank often saw the glass as half empty, when no one was looking, he was filling it up from his pitcher of generosity. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Salinas Public Library or the Food Bank of Monterey County.
At Frank's request, no services will be held. Funeral Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. Online condolences to
Published in The Monterey Herald on Feb. 15, 2012