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Frank A. Clarici III

AGE: 56 • Toms River

Frank A. Clarici III, 56, of Toms River, died Monday, April 11, 2011, at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Trenton, he lived in Toms River most of his life. Frank was a self-employed carpenter in the Toms River area for 38 years.

Surviving are his wife, Diane Chapman Clarici of 33 years; his son, Frank A. Clarici IV and his wife Jennifer and his daughter, Tiffany Clarici, both of Toms River. He is the beloved Pop to Frankie V. He is also survived by his father, Lawrence Clarici and his wife Mary; his brothers, John, Greg and Larry; and his sister, Michelle Blauser.

Visiting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15 and from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Frank's life will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Barnabas R.C. Church, 33 Woodland Road, Bayville. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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Published in Asbury Park Press from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2011.
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April 7, 2020
Frank Cora 3/15/11 at our Bugeye rebuild
At the anniversary of Franks passing I would like to let everyone know that while our time was short in knowing Frank, my wife and I still think of him fondly. He was especially kind to us, as he was with everyone he met. We became friends only 6 months prior and he was nothing short of being a real caring, interested, and helpful gentleman. I miss him and we still think of him and his kindness.

Robert/Elaine Maniaci. Manahawkin, NJ
May 10, 2011
Despite our objections, it seems God couldn't wait for that austin-healey sprite. We will miss seeing Frank's beautiful smile as he tooled around Toms River his blue convertible. God bless! Ena, David & James (proud owners of an original Clarici A-40 Farina)
Ena Wojciechowski
May 5, 2011
Dear Diane, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Frank. Our thoughts are will you. Jim and Marianne Burns
Jim & Marianne Burns
May 5, 2011
I met Frank only last summer,and only for a few hours.We had a mutual interest in vintage bicycles.I wish our friendship could have been much longer.My sympathies to the family.
Jack Jones
April 20, 2011
Dear Diane and Family
I was acquainted with Frank through our interest in Austin-Healey Sprites. He was a Dean to all of us. We will miss his generous gift of knowledge. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Erik Nyce
April 19, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Cathy & John Martin
April 19, 2011
Dear Diane and your family,

We send our deepest sympathy to you and yours on the recent passing of your beloved husband and father.

Dee and Pat Pontoriero
214 Garfield Ave
April 19, 2011
I met Frank in High School we leave for lunch in that lil gray bug eyed austin we just thought we were too cool at that time, years later we took are then girlfreinds to the prom Frank had borrowed a old mercedes to drive around we rented rooms at Howard Johnson and we thought we we it since we were "older" of course we had mix drinks on our prom table Frank and I just thought how cool we were again, I would run into Frank a zapperts once in a while and we'ed always chuckle over that time , A fond memeroy of a good freind...and that can never be takin from me
Frank(Ralph C.) Hodges
April 18, 2011
a real,no B.S. guy... really gonna miss workin with ya Frank...
mike rauco
April 18, 2011
My deepest sympathies to Diane, Tiffany, Frankie, and the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very difficult time. Hold close to eachother and hold tight to all of the wonderful memories.
Meaghan Greengrove
April 16, 2011
Uncle Frank ...You leave us with many good memories, Our first Mg Miget ( NJ KERSMG)...We look around the house and say Uncle Frank did that for us and I even go to work and walk though my showrooms and say Uncle Frank did that. We will always have everlasting memories of you and will never forget you and we will miss you. A wise man once told me " We are hear for a good time not a long time" and I know you had many good times.

Love Always
Kerry,Jenelle,Kerry Jr,Makayla,and Connor man.
Kerry & Jenelle Monica
April 16, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Rich Leskauskas
April 15, 2011
I never had the chance to meet Frank in person, but was hoping to attend one of the Sprite weekends. He was the most knowlwedgable Sprite expert ever and offered me many solutions by email. He will be missed by the Sprite community and I vow to always have a Sprite in my possession in his honor.
Dick Byrne in NH
66 Sprite( on the road)
58 Bugeye (almost on the road)
62 Deep pink Sprite (awaiting restoration)
April 15, 2011
To Diane and all of Franks family.
No matter the time and distance that separated us you and Frank were in my thoughts often. I can still recall Frank and I plotting trouble and watching double chiller theater at the house on Harding Ave while our parents were out on a Saturday night and years later crawling around under small cars on the side of the road. Frank was a good and kind man whose companionship was a great comfort in my life. We were distant cousins but but Frank being who he was felt like a brother to me. We are all very fortunate to have had Frank in our lives, and now can only try to live up to his example . There is more to be said but there are really no words I can use. I know Frank is in the place of peace he most certainly deserves to be.

Andy Wess
Andy Wess
April 15, 2011
Dear Diane and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. With heartfelt sympathy....
Cindy & Charles Weyandt
April 15, 2011
While never meeting Frank personally, I feel to have known him through the Little British Car groups on the internet. He had a great devotion to family, friends, the Lord, his work, and all his hobbies. Who knows in what order! All the LBCs in heaven will be humming tonight.
Red Midget72
April 15, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We believe that Jesus, the carpenter of Nazareth, must be pleased with Frank's work & his life. May God keep you & your family strong & in His love. Dennis & Theresa Smith, Viera Florida
April 15, 2011
It is extremely hard to acknowledge another death in our family so soon yet alone so young! Our thoughts are with yours, our hearts devestaded, our love with you always.
Doris Richardson
Lori Ketchum
Doris Richardson
April 15, 2011
My prayers and thoughts go out to the family during this difficult time. Frank was a good hearted, hard working husband, father and son.
Lisa Clarici
April 15, 2011
There are no Words to express the Loss of a loved one as close and as dear as Frank, My Brother and My friend ..
Larry & Linda Clarici
April 15, 2011
Diane and family,
Joe & I were very sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We'll keep your family in our prayers.
-The DePero family
April 15, 2011
We are so sorry to hear about Frank. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

~The Crewe Family
John Crewe
April 15, 2011
we are so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you love bryan clarici and soon to be rachel clarici
bryan clarici
April 15, 2011
I knew Frank only through emails and a few phone calls. I will not forget his encouragement, advice and enthusium for the cars and for life. He surely lived life to the fullest. I'll miss him.

Dave Gropper, Richland, WA
April 15, 2011
To Tiff and the entire Clarici family,
Wishing your family peace and comfort in the many beautiful memories you have with Mr. Clarici. Anyone who knows or knew you could not help but note the strong bond of love and support your family has for one another. I hope that strong family connection will help you through these incredibly difficult times. Sending you peace and my deepest sympathy...
Kathleen Reilly
April 15, 2011
My heart is broken and do not think it will ever be whole again We grew up together and did so many things Boating in the lagoon with small engines and boats that leaked, stinky pooh fights,camping, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts with our sons, Cars ( lots of cars) Beach, Civic Club, Del's, High School South (The Best) My Austin Healey (Redone start to Finish in 3 weeks) "Rocco did it and Burns Helped" 25 flashing Yellow lights in Zimmermans bedroom, Famous Landings, Boat trip around Statue of Liberty, Paul, You and Me all wearing that same Red and Black Checkerd Coat with Matching Hat of course, I could on and on but for now I will say that I will miss you for the rest of my life. Bill
William Chapman
April 15, 2011
To the Clarici Family,
We are so shocked and saddened by Franks passing. Our prayers are with you. He was a wonderful, gentle man and a great carpenter and car buff. He did a beautiful carpenter job on our front porch, something we will see everyday. May he rest in peace.
Frank and Lillian Russo, Toms River
April 14, 2011
Diane, Frankie and family, Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone... Frank will be with you forever, whether in a song, or just a thought during the day, but you will think of him often and smile. He was quite a man, husband, Dad, and now I understand a Pop. Rest in Peace Frank. Courtney and Shelly Mercurio
Shelly Mercurio
April 14, 2011
Dear Diane,Tiffany,Frankie,Jenn and Frankie V, Words cannot express our sadness on the loss of Frank. It has been our privelege to know such a wonderful, kind, sweet man. We will miss him terribly, but as we look around our home, we will always treasure the work he has done to help make our house the home it is to us. May peace fill your hearts as you remember in the days to come that Frank was such a happy man who dearly loved his family and that all of you were his everything....
With unending friendship, love and our deepest sympathy, Carol and Peter Cappello and family
Carol, Peter Cappello
April 14, 2011
Larry, Mary ,John, Greg, Larry and Michelle
You were blessed to have such a wonderful Son and Brother. Frank was a good hearted, hard working man who made anyone that knew him proud! I remember times at their home where Frank was always working on something. I don't ever remember him sitting down. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Lisa Clarici
April 14, 2011
Diane,Frankie and Tiffany
My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Frank was a hard working husband and father , who provided a wonderful and loving life for his family.
Lisa Clarici
April 14, 2011
Diane, We are sending you our prayers and our thoughts at this time. We cannot believe that Frank is no longer with us. He always greeted us with a smile and a warm hello. I never heard him say an unkind word. Gina Licciardello and Jack Kinslow, West Chester PA
April 14, 2011
My condolences to the Clarici Family. Life does not make sense and losing someone as vibrant and loving as Frank is tragic. I will miss his sparkling smile and infectious laugh. May the love you feel around you ease the ache in your hearts.
With deep fondness,
April 14, 2011
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother in law
Linda Dumchus
April 14, 2011
My brother-in-law, John, I am so sorry to hear about Frank. I can't even imagine how it must feel to lose a sibbling. I love you and will be praying that you find some comfort through this terrible time. Dar, I love you too! and Adam,also.
I,also give my condolances to the rest of the family. I hope that all of you can find some peace throughout this time!
Sincerely, Cathy DeFilippo
April 14, 2011
Frank Clarici. Exhausted and happy.
Frank was simply the best. He was the most generous person anyone could want to call "friend." He always had time and energy to share. He drove to my house in Hatboro, PA to help me several times, and even brought me a parts car as a housewarming gift.

I will add a picture that shows how I want to remember him. Sitting in a Spridget tub, with a smile on his face.

I am sorry that I lost touch, but it makes me think about the value of friends like Frank. The sadness is overwhelming.
Allen Hefner
April 14, 2011
What a shock to see Frank's name in the obituary today. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am in Florida and will not be able to attend any of Frank's services,but please know that my thoughts are with you and your family, Diane.
Peggy and Tom Reabold
April 14, 2011
To Diane and family, I can remember the last snowstorm and Frank pulling his grandson on the sled through the snow. It could of been a Norman Rockwell picture, they were having so much fun! We will miss him its a tremendous loss for the Bayshore Community.

George & Kathleen Wood
April 14, 2011
We can not even begin to understand the extreme loss you are experiencing at this time. Cherrish all the wonderful memories you all have to share, they will ease the pain and loss. You have a guardian angel watching over you and the family now. It has been a honor to re-connect with you after all these years. Frank will be surely missed....his easy smile and willingness to help all that ask. God's strength be with you and guide you now and always.
Peace be with you,
Leslie & Art Peterse
April 14, 2011
Diane, Tiffany and Frankie,
As a lifelong friend of 40 years I can honestly say that I've never met a more loyal and wonderful friend as Frank. He was the one person who was always there for all of us who knew him and loved him. He was the shining example of what a husband, father, grandfather,son,brother and friend could be. The world would be a better place if all of us lived the kind of life that Frank exemplified. He was an inspiration to us all and I can't put into words what his friendship meant to me. May he rest in peace in God's loving arms.
Dave Jacquemot
April 14, 2011
April 14, 2011
Diane: We were so sad to hear of your loss.
Frank did beautiful work.
He was a quiet man that allowed his love of cars and craftmenship speak for him. So sad.
We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
The Clarkin Family
April 14, 2011
Our Deepest Sympathies to the entire Family. John and Janice Oeser
April 14, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies at this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Diane Hamadyk
April 14, 2011
To the Clarici family,
Frank has left his mark on our neighborhood. He brought his talents to improve our homes and his kindness to enhance our hearts. We feel lucky to have known him and to have been touched by him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris & Judy
April 14, 2011
To our dear Clarici Family, we are sending you our love and aloha. Please accept our sympathies and know that we are here for you.


Peter & C.A. and Peter & Jemma
Peter Della Croce
April 14, 2011
As spring dawns in our part of Earth, I trust that the universe has a new convertible racing around the stars.
Peter Della Croce
April 13, 2011
my heart and tears go out to my dear family, Diane, my sisters Jen & Tiff, my brother Frank & my lil baby Frankie. We are always here for you.
<3 Christine & Neil
April 13, 2011
Diane and Family,

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Frank was the best example of "pay it forward". He will be sorely missed by the Spridget Community which he helped build through his generous spirit.

Steve and Ruth Swarin, West Bloomfield, MI
April 13, 2011
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
bruce silvani
April 13, 2011
Diane and Family,We are feeling your loss and our prayers are with you and your family.Diane if you need anything just call us.Frank you will be missed.Love Hector Elaine Kathy Nana
Elaine Rivera
April 13, 2011
Diane, Tiffany, Frankie, Jen & little Frankie,
We are so very sorry for your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ~God Bless~
-Jackie and Joe Malfettano
April 13, 2011
To the Clarici family, our deepest sympathies and condolences to your family.
Ralph and Melissa Lukas
April 13, 2011
Dear Diane, Tiffany, Frankie and family,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your dear husband, dad and grandpop, Frank. Incredible that such a lively, able man is gone. I actually saw Frank tooling down Route 37 on a Sunday afternoon just 2 weeks the blowing in the breeze-enjoying his passion. He will be sorely missed by many. You are all in my prayers.
Eileen Reilly
April 13, 2011
Dear Larry and Family,

I would like to express my heartfelt sympathies on Frank's passing. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but my heart goes out to your family at this time. May your memories of all the happy times together, bring you peace.

Colleen DeBlois (Foley)(Clarici)
Mercerville, NJ
April 13, 2011
To the Entire Clarici Family,

I am honored to have known Frank and to have been his friend. He was one very special person and I don't say that lightly.

I admired the way Frank lived every minute to the fullest. He was a super-achiever who "got things done". It almost seemed like there were 100 hours in his days.

His kindness had no bounds as he always was willing to extend his hand to someone who could benefit from his help.

Finally and maybe most important of all, he was a great family man.

I feel terrible over his passing and I cannot imagine the loss you, his family, must feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with Frank's soul. God bless.
Jay Fishbein
April 13, 2011
From the Officers and members of the Positive Earth Drivers Club, of which Frank was a founding member, we share your loss and send our condolences. Frank's love of and dedication to the British car hobby will be missed and long remembered.
Wayne Simpson
April 13, 2011
Frank was a kind, generous man who was not only very gifted with his hands but also very willing to share that gifting with anyone in need of assistance. His knowledge, ability and friendship will be sorely missed and my only consolation is that he has gone to a better place. My prayers and love to his family who know they can ask me for any assistance or friendship they might ever need now or in the future.

Daniel Stapleton and family
United Kingdom
April 13, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Thomas Richardson Jr.
April 13, 2011
Diane & Family

We are deeply shocked to hear of Franks passing and are very sorry for your loss.
We have happy memories of his stories he told us of his trip to England and will miss him in so many ways.

Rob Pam & family
April 13, 2011
"A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

This quote I found best says what I wanted to say.
Diane, Frankie, Jen, Little Frankie and Tiffany - words cannot describe the huge hole in our hearts that has opened with Frank's passing. If there is anything we can do to help any of you during this difficult time please let us know. We love you all.

Kristi, Lambert, Wynter and CaeLyn
Kristi & Lambert Liebel
April 13, 2011
Diane, Frankie, Tiff, and Papa Larry,

I cannot imagine a world without Frank. The Spridget rescues, most memorable was Amy’s long sitting Sprite. Almost completely rebuilt in 2 days!

The Clarici family’s loss will be felt around the world. Never before and most likely never again will I meet a man who made such an impact globally in the automotive community.
Chuck Christ
April 13, 2011
Among those of us who have enjoyed "little British cars," Frank was known around the country as a generous and giving man who was always willing to help. He will be missed by so many. The Clarici family is in our thoughts during this difficuolt time.
John Deikis
April 13, 2011
Frank was a force of nature in the world of Sprites & Midgets. I'm sad that I never had a chance to meet him personally as it would have been a time.
My condolences to his family and all of his friends.
He will be missed by many.

May he meet up with hard working angels who also have rough hands and grease under the nails.
Kelvin Dodd
April 13, 2011
Words fail. I will never forget the fun times at the 50th.
Jack & Kay Laird
April 13, 2011
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. John & Laura Ciricillo
April 13, 2011
Diane, Tiffany, Frankie, Jen and Frankie V,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

The Mueller & Kosa Families
Lori Mueller
April 13, 2011
Dear Tiffany, Mrs. Clarici and family,

My deepest condolences to you on your loss. I have many memories of Mr. Clarici from when I was very little all the way through high school and always think of him very fondly. You are in my thoughts.
Stephanie Ullman
April 13, 2011
Diane and family......We pray God will bring you peace and comfort during this time of loss. Frank will certainly be missed Our hearts go out to you. With deepest sympathy, Valerie & Tony Potter
April 13, 2011
Diane and family,
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Mike and Heather Mabie
April 13, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Clarici Family. I first met Frank in 1988, but it's only in the last few years that I have come to know him much better. For this I am grateful. He will be missed by so many.
Dean Hedin
April 13, 2011
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
cindy & jim daley
April 13, 2011
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe & Donna Miller
April 13, 2011
To Diane, Frank,Tiffany, Larry,and Linda,
Our sincere sympathy to all of you at this most difficult time...Frank will be greatly missed, always keep him in your hearts....our prayers are with you.
melody & sonny
April 13, 2011
I never met Frank but I sure feel like I knew him through the Spridget lists. My prayers are with you and my condolences to his family. He will missed by a LOT of people worldwide.
Mike Rambour
April 13, 2011
Frank and Diane treated me royally for a weekend of work on my 61, and I had never met them before that day. We will miss him very much.
Bob Campion
April 13, 2011
Most sincere condolances in this time of loss, Frank willbe sorely missed by all his many friends. WAlt Downs

My deepestcondolances to all the family, Frank will be missed by all. Walter Downs
April 13, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Andie Winborn
April 13, 2011
Dearest Diane, Tiffany,Frankie, Jennifer and Frankie V,
We are so sorry for your lost. Our thoughts and prays are with you all. Frank was a very special person and dear friend. Frank and you Diane welcomed us warmly into the neighborhood when we moved there. We will miss him.

Denise & Ed Horton

Denise &
April 13, 2011
So sorry for your loss . There r no words to describe how u feel. Our Deepest Sympathy Diane and Michele Cittadino 609 parkside ave
April 13, 2011
We never formally knew Frank but we lived just across the street from him. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family. He has touched our lives as well.
Stephen Richard
April 13, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Tony & Rose Daddino
April 13, 2011
Diane, Frankie and Tiffany -
We are so sorry and shocked to hear about Frank's passing.
Our Prayers and Love are with you and the family during this painful
time. Doreen, Don and Laws Family (Toms River)
April 13, 2011
"Where you used to be,there is a hole in the world"
Fred and Helene Hausvater
April 13, 2011
To Diane, Frankie and Tiffany. I just spoke to Frank Monday while he was at work asking for help w/ my BE. As usual Frank was more than willing to help and give advise. I just had a Session w/ him and the guys at his house 2 weeks ago where they got my wifes BE on the road. I met Frank 6 months ago and he helped me immeasureably. I'll surely miss him. To Diane and the Family my deepest condolences. Frank was truly one of the "GOOD GUYS" He was a gentleman who befriended me and helped me out through his kindness, friendship and good nature .While knowing him was short in time he will be remembered and missed forever
Bob / Elaine Maniaci
Manahawkin, NJ
Robert Maniaci
April 13, 2011
Words can't express how we feel right now;
Our deepest sympathies to the Clarici Family
gerry and tita
April 13, 2011
Words can't express how we feel right now; Our deepest sympathy to all the Clarici family
Gerry and Tita
Gerry Brinkman
April 13, 2011
Dear Diane,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Frank Truly touched all of us. A remarkable person.

Jim Fournier
Jim Fournier
April 13, 2011
Some live and learn; some live and teach. Through simple acts of kindness I learned as Frank taught.

May peace find its way to your family soon.

My deepest condolences.

Ed Fisher
Dallas, Tx
April 13, 2011
Dear Diane and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Deepest Sympathy,
Carol Scran
Carol Scran
April 13, 2011
Diane Frankie and Tiffany,
very sorry for your loss. you are in out thoughts and prayers.
Denise and Michael Giuffre
April 13, 2011
To Diane, Frank, and Tiffany,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to your whole family. Frank was a great man with a heart of gold. We will miss him dearly.

Matt, Jamie, and Dominic Boito
Jamie Boito
April 13, 2011
Frank was an incredible person. His love of Sprites and Midgets inspired and helped so many people to keep their cars running. His sense of humour mixed with his "we tight" mentality endeared him to all who met him, either in person, or on the 'Net.
To his beautiful girls, wife Diane and daughter Tiffany, son Frankie I extend my most sincere condolences. Heck, I'm crying as I type this. All my love and prayers to a wonderful family at this time and always.
I'm so sorry I cannot be with you at the weekend, but I will be thinking of all of you and the lovely memory of my visit to your home.
Rest in peace, Frank.
Most sincerely.
Ron Corry
April 13, 2011
Diane and Frankie,
I am in shock to hear of Frank's passing. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. If there is anything you need please call me.
Larry Holloway
April 13, 2011
Frank was a great guy and an icon in the little British car community. He knowledge and willingness to help other with there projects will be missed. He helped me with my motor by rebuilding my carburetors. He had a great sense of humor and was a fun person to be around. I will miss my friend Frank for a long time.
April 12, 2011
I never had the privilege of meeting you and Frank in person, yet I feel that I know you both through correspondence on the Spridget Lists. I know that he will be sorely missed by all of us who drive these silly British cars, but I can't even come close to imagining the pain his family must feel. I can only pray that you find peace and that when our time comes we will all get together in a better place and drive 'em like we stole 'em.
Kate Bales
April 12, 2011
While I had never met Frank, I, like so many other people got to know Frank over the internet. I will deeply miss his daily wit and wisdom. To his family, I can only pray you will find some small comfort in this difficult time knowing how much he touched so many people without ever meeting them. God bless you.
David Riker
April 12, 2011
I feel your loss and my prayers are with you, now and always.
Bob Comellas
Bob Comellas
April 12, 2011
To my big brother,

You have been an inspiration in my life. Loren and I have modeled raising our children with the kind of love and guidance you and Diane provided for Frankie and Tiffany. That is a gift we will always cherish. As you watched over me after mom's death I will watch over your children and grandchild. Rest in peace; I find solace that you are joined with your parents, Pop-Pop, Non and Mrs Chapman.
Your little sister
April 12, 2011
Diane & family

My thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. I want to take this opportunity to share my appreciation for what a wonderful man Frank was and how he touched my life.

As you know, Frank was revered in the Spridget community. His advice was plentiful, his generosity had no bounds, and he was famous for weekend restorations!

I feel like I have known Frank forever courtesy of the Internet, even though we only met in person a few times. Frank was an early adopter of the on-line Spridget community, helping us all go beyond just cars and really BE a community.

The first time that I met Frank in person exemplifies the Frank that I came to know. At Sprite Spree 2003, he insisted that Larry Pitts (from the other coast) and me (from Nova Scotia) drive his Midget as we'd come without lbc's, and Frank had "extras", of course. I came to learn later that this was typical Frank - always thinking of others and finding a way to include them in everything "Spridget". He certainly enabled both of us to participate in a way that would not otherwise have been possible and made the event much more memorable for me.

Frank has played an instrumental role in most (if not all) Spridget gatherings on the East Coast.

He's also been extremely generous with parts and advice to assist people all over the continent.

He was one of those who contributed most to being the "life of the (Spridget) party". He's always been front and centre at the Carlisle Import show whenever I've dropped by.

Frank's memory will live on with the worldwide Spridget community, who will always appreciate the time that he took to advance the hobby. I will remember him fondly.

Geoff Muttart
Bugeye Sprite
Nova Scotia
Geoff Muttart
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