Francis Jan Jasinski
1928 - 2019
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Francis Jan JasinskiBorn Franciszek Jan Jasinski on May 19, 1928, in Stanislawow, Poland to Jan and Maria Jasinski. He was a loving brother to Jozef, Stefania, and Stasia. The family enjoyed a good life up until the beginning of World War II when their home was seized by the Russian soldiers and they were sent to a Gulag labor camp in Siberia where they spent 3 years. After being released, Frank, then 14, enlisted in the Polish Army. As a Lance Corporal in Mechanical Company 339, he traveled with the Army throughout the Middle East. He was eventually reunited with his parents in England in 1945. Frank's parents and older sister, Stefania survived the war. Stefania married an American soldier, Robert Fry, and he sponsored the family to come to America in 1951. Sailing on the Queen Mary, Frank and his parents landed in NYC and made the cross country trip to settle in the East Bay.
Frank met the love of his life, Dorothy, at the Polish Club in San Francisco and they were married in 1953. He was a devoted husband for 61 years and together they raised three children; Nina Kelly (Michael), Deborah Carey (Thomas) and son, Floyd Jasinski (Toni) and welcomed nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Frank was a loving uncle to Edward and Randy Fry, and Laurie, John and Julie (Donovan). As a member of the Mechanics Union, Local 1305, Frank enjoyed a long career in the automotive repair industry.
He landed his first job at Peterbilt in San Leandro and finished his career in San Francisco at S&C and Geary Ford. In his spare time Frank was an original ""house flipper"" and a gifted handyman who could build or fix anything.
Frank was extremely proud of being a Polish American serving as President of The Polish Club of San Francisco and after moving to Rocklin in 1999 he served in various Officer positions in The Polish American Club of Greater Sacramento. He remained committed to his Polish comrades by serving as Commander of the Polish Veterans of WWII, Post 49. In 2007 Frank was awarded one of Poland's highest and most prestigious awards ""The Grand Cross of the Order of Poland Reborn"" for his life long commitment to the Polish nation. In 2010 Frank realized his dream of becoming an author with the publication of his autobiography ""From An Oak Tree.""
A practicing Catholic, Frank would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He loved to dance and sing and truly was the life of the party! More than anything he loved spending time with Dorothy and the family at their cabin at Donner Lake. Frank passed away peacefully on March 11th surrounded by his family.
Friends may visit Thursday, March 14th, 2019, from 4:00pm - 9:00pm and are invited to a Vigil Service at 7:00pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, March 15th at 12:30pm at St. Anne of the Sunset Church, 850 Judah St., San Francisco. Interment, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma.



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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2019.
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March 17, 2019
Frank will be deeply missed. My husband and I were so proud to be
sponsored by Frank to join the Polish-American Club in Roseville. My husband spent many fun hours working with Frank on various projects around the clubhouse. I particularly enjoyed reading his book. What a life! He often brought me honey from Poland and of course the best treat of all, Dorothy's home made pierogi!

Heartfelt sympathies go to Frank's family in their loss. He is once again at home with Dorothy.
Carolyn Kuczynski
March 16, 2019
Oct. 27, 2002
Pawel Bendisz
March 16, 2019
Oct. 27, 2002
Pawel Bendisz
March 16, 2019
Dear Floyd!

Our deepest condolences to you and the whole Family of yours.
Frank and Dorothy will be always in our prayers and unforgettable memories.
It was always great to meet them with our sons Filip and Mateusz. Your parents were like Babcia and Dziadzio to our sons.

May God give you strength and many graces.

Grazyna and Pawel Bendisz with Filip and Mateusz
March 15, 2019
The JASINSKI Family
Please accept my condolences upon the loss of your father and grandfather.I am extremely deeply saddened at the loss of my dear friend and fellow member of the Polish American Club Of Greater Sacramento.We spent many hours working together on projects at the club to make it a more enjoyable place.May God give Frank the rest and peace that he greatly deserves.
Your loyal friend. Jim Meskan
Jim Meskan
March 14, 2019
Frank will be very missed! Although we haven't seen him much in the last several years, we always knew he was there, rooting for everything good for the Polish community. He was a member of the PNA Lodge 7 for many, many years and made sure that his grand-children also became members.

Our condolences to all his family.

Frania Strychaz
PNA Lodge 7 President
Frances Strychaz
March 14, 2019
My deepest condolences for the family. It was a joy working with him at the Polish American Club in Roseville, CA. He surely will be missed by many.
Richard Oravetz
March 14, 2019
My condolences to the Jasinski family on the passing of Frank. He was quite a character and I enjoyed the time I spent interacting with him at family events. May he rest in peace.
Mike Puccinelli
March 14, 2019
I was entertained for years by Frank !! His love of life, family and friends were inspiring. Top of the memory-maker list would be our Sunday morning 'forays' golfing at a fogged-in Lincoln Park course, where he would visciosly lash at the ball, or as we fondly referred, 'spank' it!!
It garnered him the nickname Spanky, which stuck with him(us) for many years.
Great, man, father, provider. I was always greatful he included me in his life.
With great love, Mike Gallo.
March 14, 2019
Thinking of you all at this sad time and wishing you the warmest of memories of your amazing Dad/Grandfather/Great-Grandfather.
Wendy & Bob Giusti
March 13, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of your father Debbie and the rest of the Jasinski family. What a truly remarkable man your dad was. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 13, 2019
So very sorry for your loss Debbie and all of the Jasinski family. What a truly remarkable man he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elaine Benson-Egan
Elaine Benson-Egan
March 13, 2019
R.I.P.
Mark Bilafer
March 13, 2019
What an amazing man! I am so sorry for your loss Debbie, Nina and Floyd. He is now in peace and with your mom forever. They will be angels looking down at their loving family and be proud.
Love to you all.
Evelyn Benson-Gilardi
March 13, 2019
Jasinski family, your dad will be missed, he was a wonderful man. I was very fond of him. (Your mom is also still missed by me.) Now they can be together again watching over the family. Love, Kathy & Dan
Kathy Kelly
March 13, 2019
Amy Roskelley
March 12, 2019
Patricia & Robert Bilafer
March 12, 2019
Patricia & Robert Bilafer
March 12, 2019
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