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Francis (Frank) M. Fandrick
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Francis (Frank) M. Fandrick passed away April 22, 2012 in Richardson, Texas. Frank was born on October 27, 1941 in Chicago, IL. to Frank and Geraldine Conroy Fandrick. As a child, Frank lived near Wrigley Field and became a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs. He graduated from Lane Technical High School in Chicago and attended DePaul University. After his family moved to Monroe, Wisconsin, he worked as a cheese maker until he entered the Air Force. Following his discharge, he was employed by IBM for 28 years, working as a systems analyst in several fields, including medical records and national language support. He received several patents for his work at IBM. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Geraldine; father, Frank; and stepsister, Madge York. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janice Fandrick; daughter, Jessica Fandrick; and son, Ricky Fandrick. Additional survivors are his sister, Judy Cox and her husband, Tom of Rockford, IL.; brother, Richard Fandrick; stepmother, Caroline Fandrick; both of Monroe, WI; and nieces Debbie Dennis of Hood River, OR. and Sarah Anderson of Rockton, IL. Frank was an active member and elder at First Presbyterian Church of Richardson, where he taught Sunday School, was webmaster, operated the sound system for worship, and was a member of the "Sometimers." He was known for his impersonations of Johnny Carson as "Karnac" during church talent shows and loved the annual church trips to the river in New Braunfels. He and Janice enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and abroad, especially the church choir trips to Europe.