Frank Edward Washko, 90, died peacefully at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina on Feb 21, 2021. Frank was born Dec. 6, 1930 in Throop, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Anna (Prusak) Washko. Frank was married for 65 years to his loving wife Ann Bonick Washko. They were members of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Charlotte. As a veteran, Frank was proud to have served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University as an honor graduate in electrical engineering. While working fulltime he earned his master’s in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and later became licensed as a certified Professional Engineer.
Frank held both technical and management positions during his 30 years of service with IBM and retired in 1990. After his retirement, he remained in Charlotte where he enjoyed many hobbies and interests. Frank's interests included: racquetball and golf, his grandchildren, family gatherings, bridge, travel, old movies, home projects and gardening. He enjoyed a good joke and telling stories. He spent many hours at the YMCA playing racquetball with a great group of players. He even played in the NC State senior championship games in Raleigh NC representing top players in his age bracket for many years.
Frank was a peak performer in life saving. He was a strong swimmer. As a lifeguard at summer camp, he saved many lives in Pennsylvania and at the Jersey Shore through the Red Cross. Throughout his life, he loved to impart words of wisdom and Frank will be missed by all who knew him.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Ann; his son, Dr. Kenneth Washko and wife Nancy, of Salisbury, North Carolina; his daughter, Peggy Washko and Chris Kotrotsios of Charlotte North Carolina. Frank will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Samantha and Matt Washko; and by his many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation. Due to Covid there will be a private family service at a later date.
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