I got a call on April 16th of 2020, while laid off from work because of pandemic-related shutdowns. The call was to let me know that the father I’d not spoken to for 15 years, except only a handful of times, had caught this new virus. This was the 16th. I called him and talked a few times, much longer than normal because of course we had our differences on many topics. By the 19th, I was informed at noon that he’d passed away at 5 a.m. ET.



Frank was the kindest man, devoted father, son, and an amazing husband!
Frank was diagnosed with COVID-19 on October 1, 2020. He was hospitalized in the COVID-19 unit five days later and came home 5 days after that.