Dr. Gary E. Frank

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HARVEYS LAKE — Dr. Gary E. Frank, O.D., 76, of Harveys Lake, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Kingston to the late Ruth and Milton Frank, Gary was a basketball star at Kingston High School. His nickname was Mickey because he tried out for The Mickey Mouse Club. Gary furthered his education at Wilkes College and then at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia.

He was a well-known and respected optometrist at Dr. Brown's, a family business, and then at Northeastern Eye Institute. An accomplished athlete throughout his life, Gary loved skiing (water and snow), basketball and swimming. He was a self-proclaimed carpenter who designed and built two homes in Kingston and Harveys Lake. Gary loved gardening and took pride in his beautiful landscaping and gardens. He cherished the time he had with his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with and taking pictures of his family. Gary truly loved living at Harveys Lake and was a fixture to all who passed by his dock and gardens.

Survived by: his wife of 36 years, Helen Frank; his children, Michael (Kris) Frank, Kristin Frank, Robert (Faith) Racusin and Ronni (Russell) Stuart; his grandchildren, Oliver, Charlotte and Lila Frank, Brayden and Avery Stuart, and Lazar and Sari Racusin; his sisters, Sally (Joel) Freed and Susan Frank; and brother Joel Frank.

Funeral services will be at noon Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.

Shiva will be observed 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at the family home, 2923 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jewish Community Center or the .

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348 S. River St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 822-1210
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Published in Times Leader from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2018