He was my campaign treasurer in 1968 when I first ran for the State Legislature, and in the years following we shared many happy, memorable and some sad moments. Frank was a wonderful and loving human being, spiritual, creative, full of energy and sometimes very weird.
While I did not share his interest in antique cars our friendship continued and strengthened over the years because we shared many interests and core values. For many years he was a creative, visionary, and positive influence on his hometown of Traverse City and I’m sure many in Traverse City will miss him.
From those early days in Traverse City until our last telephone conversation a month before his passing, he had a lasting and positive impact on my life and I know I will very much miss him.
Santa Cruz, Calif.
The writer is a former Traverse City resident.