"Farmer" Frank Traina, 71, of Wilder, KY, passed away on September 16, 2014 at his farm in Wilder, KY. Frank was the Owner and Operator of Sunrock Farm. Frank earned a Masters Degree from Fordham University and a PHD from Cornell University. Frank was a retired Professor of Sociology from Northern Kentucky University and he also taught at the University of Florida. Frank served as a Franciscan Seminarian in Massachusetts for six years. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Debbie Pendock, his brother, John (Catherine) Traina, a sister, Margaret Traina, sister-in -laws, Susan Pendock, Sally (Rick) Painter, nieces, Sarah Crawford, Jenna Browning, Kelly Gladden, Denise Austin, great nieces Madeline and Isabel. Frank is also survived by a aunt, uncle and cousins. Debbie would like to thank all the friends and family for their love and support throughout Frank's battle with cancer. A special thanks to Frank's Farm Family. Visitation 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Southgate Community Center, 301 Walnut St. Southgate, KY 41071. Memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Southgate Community Center, in Southgate, Ky. In lieu of flowers, tax deductable donations are suggested to the "Farmer" Frank Traina Memorial C/ O The friends of Sunrock Farm 103 Gibson Ln. Wilder, KY 41076. Donations may be made via credit card by calling 859-781-5502. All funds will be used to enable underprivileged children to visit Sunrock Farm. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp- Erschell serving the family. Online condolences can be given at www.dmefuneral.com
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Published by The Cincinnati Enquirer on Sep. 18, 2014.