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Alfred “Al” Irwin Frank, 94, of Savannah, Georgia, and husband of Francine Frank, died Sunday morning, May 9, 2021, at Hospice Savannah.

Born in Bronx, New York, he was a son of the late Samuel David Frank and the late Emma Zaconsky Frank. Al entered the United States Army and served as a demolition expert in Italy and Persia during World War II. He enjoyed sailing, being around people, and loved to have a good time. Al was a loving and empathetic man who always had a sparkle in his eye and brightened up any room. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Frank. 

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Francine Frank; son, Steven Frank (Barbara); daughter, Linda Novack (Steven); grandchildren, Jared Frank (Leann), Brooke Amo (Anthony), Allison Badger (Andrew), Adam Novak (Lauren), Evan Novack (Elizabeth), Craig Novack (Becky) and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will take place at 2 o’clock, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by Rabbi Robert W. Haas.

Remembrances: Congregation Mickve Israel – Post Office Box 816, Savannah, Georgia 31402-0816, or Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190.

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  1. TobyHollenberg and Michael Bonder says:

    Our most sincere condolences to the whole family. May you embrace many wonderful memories of him as a husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa.

  2. Lyndall and Tom Stanley says:

    Al livened our couples’ book club with his stories about growing up and enlisting in the Army at age 16 for World War II. His memories of naval warfare, especially in Italy, gave us a front row seat on events not covered in our history books.

    Who could forget his smile as he greeted everyone coming through the Oakridge gym. He really did exercise but conversation with friends seemed his primary motive.

    Love to Fran and the whole family.

  3. Vickie Scott says:

    My condolences to the entire family. I pray for strength for you all in these difficult hours. He will truly be missed and I know he will continue to watch over his family

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