photo Frank P. Christiano, beloved husband of Florence nee Franklin; loving father to son, Frank, daughter, Stephanie, step-daughter, Helen; devoted gramps to Nickolas. Loving brother of Cathy (Lester) Gurtler, Annie (Charlie) Russ; Mary (Alan) Morgan; Phil, John and Joseph Christiano. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews and special friend to many. Frank was a self-employed commercial real estate broker for many years in the Chicago-land area; a Regional VP for Urban Investments & Development (UICC) who built Orland Square Mall and others; a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers; a former president of the Orland Park Rotary. He supported and was involved in Midtown Educational Foundation; Family Ministries for the Chicago Archdiocese (PreCana) and an Opus Dei Cooperator. Frank was also a passionate advocate for Racial Justice programs in Chicago. Friends knew Frank for his great sense of humor and genuine care for others. Not well-known was his keen interest in education; economics and American history. Visitation Sunday 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Funeral Monday, September 23, 2013 Chapel Prayers 10:30 AM from the Schmaedeke Funeral Home 10701 S. Harlem Ave. Worth, to St. Francis Xavier Church 124 N. Spring Ave, (Five blocks West of LaGrange Rd at the corner of Ogden and Spring Ave.)LaGrange, Mass: 11:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Midtown Educational Foundation 718 S. Loomis St. Chicago, IL 60607 ( ) Service Information (708) 448-6000


Funeral Home

Schmaedeke Funeral Home
10701 S. Harlem Avenue Worth, IL 60482

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 20, 2013