OBITUARY

Frank M. DiCesare

July 10, 1964August 31, 2013

Frank Mario DiCesare passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 31 after a long, courageous battle with leukemia at the age of 49. Frank was preceded in death by his father Thomas DiCesare. He is survived by his wife Jan, his son Trey Hardee, his daughter Eden Keever and her husband Josh, and their two children Wyatt and Reagan. He is also survived by his mother Anna Maria DiCesare, his brothers Joseph and his wife Susan, Tommy and his wife Katie, his sister Rosanna Edmonds and her husband Bill and eight nieces and nephews Thomas DiCesare, Julia DiCesare, Isabella DiCesare, Roman DiCesare, Dominic DiCesare, Alena Edmonds, Marina Edmonds and William Edmonds. He is also survived by an aunt Rosa DiCesare and uncles Vincent Sica, Frank Sica, and Jerry Sica. Frank was raised in Lakeland, Florida and graduated from Lakeland High School. He attended the University of Florida and graduated from Troy State University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Frank worked in healthcare for the last 24 years, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Operations at Centerre Healthcare. Frank was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and an example of integrity, character, and selflessness. The family is forever grateful for the care of the medical staff and nurses at M. D. Anderson in Houston, Texas and the nurses at The Bruno Cancer Center at St. Vincent’s Hospital, as well as the love, prayers and support of our friends and neighbors during the last year and a half. There will be a graveside service for the family in Lakeland, Florida, on Thursday, September 5, 2013, and a memorial service in Birmingham, Alabama, at Ridout’s Valley Chapel, on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4:30pm. As in usual Frank fashion, business casual attire is requested. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Flatwater Foundation at www.flatwaterfoundation.org or www.treyhardee.com/page/golf-tournament.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2013
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Frank M. DiCesare

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September 16, 2013

So sorry to hear about Frank, he was such a nice guy. I enjoyed our time spent in youth baseball and basketball. I admired his concern and involvement for Trey. I'm sure he will continue to touch each of your lives.

September 12, 2013

Anna Marie I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy!!!
Simone Sellers

Patti McCrudden Shistle

September 10, 2013

My heart is breaking for you all. The world has lost a beautiful soul,the heavens have gained an angel. All my memmories of Frank make me smile. May you find peace and joy in a life well lived. God bless you all.

Sharon Franklin

September 9, 2013

Dear Mrs. D, Jan, Joe, Rosanna, Tommy & Aunt Rosie (and your families) - I was so saddened to learn of Frank's passing. He was so much fun, and yet so kind & gentle. Shawn, Patti, Patrick & I had so much fun growing up with all of you!! It's so hard to see a wonderful person like Frank gone far too soon! Our sympathy and love is extended to each and every one of you. Much love, Sharon & Rusty (and family)

Mary Esclavon

September 7, 2013

My deepest sympathy to your family. Frank was one of the good guys ... kind, funny, thoughtful, intelligent. I worked with Frank (aka "Junior") for many, many years. So many fond memories of a very special man.

September 7, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our love to Anna Maria and all of the family and friends. The Atlanta Bondurants

Pamela Highnam

September 6, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Frank was a great guy.

Debbie and Rodney Sanders

September 6, 2013

We are thinking of your family and praying for peace and strength during this difficult time.

Taylor Caffey

September 6, 2013

Great Guy, our loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

September 6, 2013

Prayers of comfort go out to your entire family. Frank was a good man.