A devoted father, loving husband, and cherished friend passed from this world, leaving all in his path awed at his determination and unwavering faith. Frank found peace in the midst of a trial and was not hesitant to share his hopeful outlook with anyone who crossed his path. Frank’s reason for hope was confirmed at noon on September 21, 2017 when he was ushered into his eternal home by a heavenly host.
As Frank’s cherished sons, Sawyer and Logan, and beloved wife, Susan, enter a time of mourning, they are surrounded with generations of love, beginning with Frank’s mother, Marjorie, and siblings, Victoria and Michael Carrico, Randy and Maureen Jones, and Tom and Judy Jones, and their families; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Maria Taylor and mother-in-law Sylvia Taylor. Frank’s Miami University Phi Kappa Tau brothers are near-by, as is his sons’ mother, Claire Abbott, and his many colleagues, friends, and his St. Francis Episcopal Church family.
In his professional life, he was a successful sales executive. He worked for some of the largest global information technology companies, including IBM, Xerox, Seibel, Oracle, and Hewlett Packard (HP). Notably, he was quite proud that within the last year he secured his Corporate Leadership Development Coaching Certification from the International Coach Federation, and was developing a business designed to help companies motivate people to achieve their highest and best potential.
Among the many gifts Frank possessed, most outstanding was the way he navigated his illness with an unfailing positive attitude, great sense of humor, grace, courage and a compelling inspiration to all who lovingly traveled this path with him.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in his memory be sent to The Children’s Inn at NIH, 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 20815.
Frank would like nothing more than for you to find the same peace that propelled him to live joyfully up until his last breath. In his memory we encourage you to keep on smiling, so much so that the whole world smiles with you.