Frank James Wright, age 82, of Fort Pierce, FL, formerly of Horseheads, NY, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Frank was born on November 3, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was predeceased his parents Frank and Genevieve (Meister) Wright. He was also predeceased by his 1st wife Inez Marie (White) in 1981. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Barbara, and his brother Peter Wright and his wife Diane of Port Orange, FL. Frank was a successful chef and owner of Wright's Bun-N-Bru Steak and Seafood House in Elmira Heights, NY for over 20 years. He retired at age 50 to South Florida with Barbara for 12 years, before coming home to Spanish Lakes Fairways, Fort Pierce, Florida in 1998.
He is survived by 4 children, Darlene Ike (RC) of Horseheads, NY, Edward Wright of Elmira, NY, Dawn Webb (David), of Cheraw, SC, Louis Wright (Karen) of Kingsland, GA, 5 Stepchildren, Thomas Keefe (Eileen), of Millport, NY, Patricia Keefe of Clearwater, FL, Kathy Owen (Darrell) of Mocksville, NC, Jeanne Bleier (Mark) of Franklin, NC, and Timothy Keefe of West Palm Beach, FL.
Together Frank and Barbara have 17 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frank was a prior member of the Elmira Heights Rotary. He was an amazing man. He was talented, intelligent, generous, kind and soft spoken and he will be dearly missed by all of us!
Funeral services were held on June 17, 2017 at Aycock Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, FL with burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens also of Fort Pierce, FL. A celebration of his life was held at Spanish Lakes Fairways Clubhouse.
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I remember Frank with good and fond memories from the Bun-n-Bru. I met his daughter Dawn there. She even took me to their house one time. He raised good children. Years later I ran into his son at Kings Bay Naval Base by chance. So sad to hear of his passing. Prayers!
June 29, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. I (Char) worked at the Bun & Brew and the one thing I found to be true about Frank was his love of the kitchen, if you wanted to learn he was willing to teach. He had a roar of a lion, but the heart of a teddy bear. Our thoughts and prayers to the family at this most difficult time.
Char & John Ketter
June 27, 2017
I worked for Frank at 'Wrights bun and brew' years ago. Frank was a hard working man, which made his business succsessful. He was funny, kind ,however he treated you like a strict father to keep you in line!..which I probably needed at that time. I'll never forget him. Sincere condolenses to the family.
June 26, 2017
June 25, 2017
Sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I'm reminded of the laughter my Dad and my brother Stephen shared with him. Peace to the family
June 25, 2017
God Bless this Dad and his family, You will be missed by so many. Hang on to all your memories and God and you will see a path to follow. Love you Darlene.