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York, Frank

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July 8, 1951 - December 28, 2018

York, Frank

Frank  York peacefully passed away on December 28, 2018 after a long illness, surrounded by everything he loved most in the same Irving neighborhood that watched him grow up.  Frank was born in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 1951 to Hazel Tull Foster York and father Luther William York.


Frank was a man who loved life and to fully enjoy it with a boundless desire and energy to combine his many passions – bowling, golfing, Corvette’s and dogs, throughout his life.  With him it was only one speed – fast and all in!  Following his time as a member of the PBA – Professional Bowlers Association, he made a shift to a life long sales career while enjoying his passion for cars.  Always the salesman whether it was auto or golf related, he turned a hobby of slot cars into a successful Ebay business in the past decade, closing his last sales on December 28th.


He would wake up before dawn to be the first one on the golf course and could be counted on to never be late, especially for a tee time.  He also met his wife of 28 years on a tee box, six months after taking up the game, spending many weekends and vacations playing 27 or 36 holes of golf in a day on many beautiful golf courses.


He lived life big and on his own terms, and we all benefited from joining him on the journey.  He had a knack to read people and situations quickly.  He was a loyal friend who valued his friendships and maintained long term relationships with those he trusted most.


He is survived by his wife Laura, sister Lana and brother-in-law Don, and many nieces, nephews, great- nieces and nephews, in-laws and friends.  Those who preceded him, including his brother Norman Foster, are part of his past, and those who survive him will miss him and always carry his unique character with them in their fondest and most fun memories.


Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life on January 26.  Please contact the family for details.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the DFW Humane Society in Irving. Please do not send flowers.

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Mark Viskozki

January 25, 2019 7:52AM

Frank worked for me at Tangle Ridge as a Marshal before becoming an Annual Pass Member. I first met Frank (and Laura) YEARS ago. I was an Assistant at Grand Prairie Muni and Laura would always come out on the weekend by herself and I would work her in with other players. One day Frank walked in by himself and asked to worked in. As fate would have it, Frank and Laura's name come up together so I paired them up. Not for sure, but I think I got this look from Frank like "Seriously Dude, You pairing me up with a WOMAN"? Well, when they made the turn about 2 hours later, Frank walked by and gave me a Big S!!t eating grin, a thumbs up and a wink. Neither one of them checked in as a single again.

Big Frank...You will be missed but NEVER forgotten.

Mike salazar

January 23, 2019 5:41PM

I knew Frankie as far back as jr high ,back in the days we hung out at Sanger Harris parking lot and chubbys ,we raced cars,shot pool,and became best of friends (brothers) I am so blessed to meet Laura and Frankie don’t worry about Laura because if she ever needs anything she has my number,I want the same thing you want a celebration of life,the hardest thing I did was to delete you phone number,you and in a beautiful,awesome WORLD GOD BLESS YOU,I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN, RIP 🙌🙌🙌

Jerry Robertson

January 23, 2019 9:02AM

I met Frank 30 years ago on a golf course and we became good friends over those years. He was “one of a kind” and will be dearly missed by all who knew him and played golf with him.

Maryth Cruz

January 20, 2019 9:21PM

My condolences,Laura,prayers.

Michael Cash

January 20, 2019 11:10AM

I remember Frankie from our bowling days together in the sixties. He was a bundle of energy. Frankie, there may be a bowling alley in heaven. My good friend.

Randy Fuller

January 19, 2019 7:49AM

Frank "Sharky" to alot of his bowling friends was definitely one of a kind. I was lucky enough to travel with him during our short time on the PBA Tour. We both got better with priorities as we got older. Fast and all in describes him perfectly. Thought about him often and wish we could of stayed in touch over the years. At my wedding in 1979 he bet (he loved to gamble) my wife and I a vacation that we wouldn't stay married for a year. This September will be #40. Every Anniversary I always wondered where he was. I'm going to call our bet even because I would of gave him the same bet!!! R.I.P. my friend and will run into you on that golf course in the sky.

Larry Meal

January 18, 2019 10:34AM

Frank was my son in law..The guardian of my daughter. Laura...We communicated almost daily by email..when I recd and forwarded items of mutual interest..Usually it was cars or ribald golf stories..He would always reply with lots of chuckles..To him I was his favorite...Father in Law..Ill miss his humer...