Francis Guillozet

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ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Philippines — Francis Arthur "Frank" Guillozet, 66, formerly of Russia, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in the Philippines, Saturday morning, Sept. 5, 2015, of an apparent heart attack.

Frank was born Aug. 23, 1949, in Piqua, the son of Eugene and Velma Jean (Ehrhart) Guillozet. Frank is survived by one daughter, Tara Guillozet, of Los Angeles, California; five brothers, Larry and Linda (Gaier) Guillozet, and Jake and Connie (O'Reilly) Guillozet, all of Russia, Bob and Bonnie (Drees) Guillozet, of Sidney, Tom and Melanie (Ellis) Guillozet, of Piqua, and John and Amy (Drees) Guillozet, of Fort Loramie. He is also survived by seven sisters, Charlotte and Denny Haller, of The Villages, Florida, Deb VanFossen and William Crownover, of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, Sharon Wesbecher, Carol and Tom Neal and Lisa Zumberger, all of Sidney, and Sue Monnin and Terri Hughes, both of Versailles. Frank was preceded in death by both parents and one younger brother, Kenneth Guillozet.

Frank was a graduate of the Russia Local High School class of 1967 and worked for Francis Products (Clopay Corp.) before moving to a warm and sunny Hawaii. Frank lived in Hawaii from 1969 until his retirement in 2011. When in Hawaii, Frank was involved in the restaurant business, managing several places including the Surf Club & Polynesian Pub on Waikiki Beach, Frank & Nicks Sports Bar in the Ilikai Hotel, the Honolulu Yacht Club, and he was also the head chef at the St. Andrews Priory, a kindergarten-through-12th grade, all-girls Episcopal school in downtown Honolulu, where the children and staff all fondly knew him as "Chef Frank."

Frank moved to the Philippines to be near some of his friends he had met while in Hawaii. While in the Philippines, Frank became involved in several charities and when the devastating typhoon struck in 2013, Frank made an appeal for help for the poor people in the Phillippines and many of our local residents responded most generously. Frank was forever grateful to be able to help several families recover and make their homes livable once again.

In following his wishes, his body was cremated and his ashes will be distributed on Hawaii, the island he loved so dearly.

Frank's family will hold a memorial Mass, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, beginning at 6 p.m., in the St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, with the Rev. Martin Fox officiating, and afterward, will host a gathering for family and friends at the Russia Catholic War Veterans Post Home on Kelch Road in Russia.

Published in Sidney Daily News from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2015