Frank R. Patriarca, age 82, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at his residence. Frank was born in Racine, September 15, 1934, son of the late James and Constance (Nee: Zacaroli) Patriarca.
He was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1952.” Frank proudly served in the United States Marine Corps stationed in Japan. On October 5, 1957 he was united in marriage to Patricia A. Beerntsen. He was employed by Levin Brothers for over twenty-five years. He was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Frank enjoyed nature photography, outdoor art shows, and painting military miniatures. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Patricia; his children, Traci (Ray) Verwey, Jeffrey (Sally) Patriarca, all of Racine, Timothy (James) Patriarca of San Francisco, CA; two grandchildren, Amanda and Shane; sister, Joy (Harold) Hughes of Los Altos, CA; sister-in- law, Christi Beerntsen of Racine; brother-in- law, John Carbonneau of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria (Michael) Prochaska; and sister-in- law, Joanne Carbonneau.
Funeral services with Full Military Honors will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3011 Erie Street with Rev. John Bischoff officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials to the family for a memorial to be determined have been suggested.
A special thank you to Dr. Tierney and the Cardiac Care Unit for their loving and compassionate care.