Celebrating the life of Charles "Chuck" Frank
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Chuck was born on October 11, 1934 in Oglesby, IL to Frank W. and Sophie (Perschuh) Frank.
He was a graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
He married Geraldine “Geri” Samolinski on August 24, 1957 at St. Hyacinth Church.
He was employed as a project manager by Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA, where he retired after 30 years. He was affiliated with many professional organizations
. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, a son, Curtis Frank of Oakland, CA, a daughter, Kerri Fullerton (fiancé, Marc McGrearty) of Charlotte, NC, grandchildren, Samantha, Ethan and Ella Fullerton, three sisters, Elsie (Harold)Stone of Ottawa, Darlene (Victor) Wasielewski of Oglesby and Frances “Fanny” (Douglas) Hunter of Huntington Beach, CA as well as several nieces and nephews.
He preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Frank Frank Jr. and a sister Marian “Mitzi” July.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for donation to his favorite charities.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.burgessfh.com
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