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Frank Goldak

Frank Goldak Obituary

Frank R Goldak, age 67, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on December 23, 2023. Born on July 8, 1956, to John and Anne (Rausch) Goldak, Frank was raised in Evanston and graduated from Northwestern University where he was a first baseman for the Wildcats. For 35 years he worked as a broker-with the fitting badge, HYPR-at the CME, which is where he met his beloved wife, Kimberly Parrilli Goldak. As she puts it, "Frank is the bread to my butter." Always a jokester and unfailingly constant, Frank was cherished by many, even if his insistence on not owning a cell phone made it a little harder to get in touch. He loved gardening, reading crime and spy thrillers with his dog Jicky and a bowl of Haribo Goldbears, and spending time with neighbors on his Meals on Wheels deliveries. While he left too suddenly, knowing the last few years were some of his happiest, as he embraced life and finally said "Yes," will remain a source of comfort and joy in the days and years ahead. Along with his wife, he leaves behind his children Darlina and Max; his two sisters, Jennifer (Bob) Dore and Adrienne (Steve) Fisher, both of Deerfield, Illinois; and other family whom he loved dearly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Zachary Steele. Memorial mass for Frank will be held on January 4, 2024, at 10am, at St. Ann of the Dunes, in Beverly Shores, IN. Arrangements have been entrusted to Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. Kindly omit flowers.

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03/12/24 11:17 AM #1    

Douglas Zabrin

I was deeply sorry to hear of Franks passing. Frank and I did not travel in the same social circles in high school, but we were friends and teammates. Most knew Frank for his baseball talent, but many forget that he was also our Varsity Soccer Goalkeeper. He had great hands and agility; most goalkeepers punt the ball out from the goal after a save. This was not always the case with Frank as many teams soon learned of Franks rocket arm, resulting in many breakaways for our outside strikers. Frank always kept everyone upbeat and laughing on the bus, field, and locker room. He was a good friend in high school and a great teammate. My sincere condolences to his friends and family. May his memory be a blessing. Doug Zabrin

03/13/24 12:04 PM #2    

Raymond Kean

Doug, you are so correct about his arm.  He was one of the few that could do that for us on the pitch.  Sad to hear about our classmate's passing.

03/15/24 03:40 PM #3    

John O'Connor

Something I saw on the news watching Regina King speak of her son Ian, reminded me of how i feel on this loss of our dear friend Frank.  

“Grief is love that has no place to go,” and she continued. “And that we all handle it differently. I know that it’s important to me to honor (Frank) in the totality of who he is, speak about him in the present, because he is always with me and the joy and happiness that he gave all of us.

Our love / greif goes out to all whose lives he touched and deeply cared about.


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