Gilbert Frank

May 4, 1944September 29, 2012

Mr. Gilbert “Gil” Milton Frank, 68, of West Palm Beach passed away Saturday September 29th, 2012.

Gil was born May 4th, 1944 in Bayonne, New Jersey to Hildred Goldstein Frank and the late Gilbert Milton Frank, Sr. He grew up in Miami, Florida. Gil began his collegiate education at the University of Florida and remained throughout his life an avid Gators fan. He finished his baccalaureate degree at the University of Houston and spent significant time and largely began his career in Houston, Texas. He committed virtually his entire career to the oil industry, travelling throughout the United States and the world, working with numerous firms, both large and small. Gil raised his family in Atlanta, Georgia and upon the college graduations of both of his sons, he and his wife, Deborah, moved to Florida, where he began his semi-retirement.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Deborah Frank, West Palm Beach, Florida; sons, Wesley (married to Natalie) and Garrett Frank, all in Atlanta, Georgia; granddaughter, Malin Frank; mother, Hildred Frank; sisters, Nancy Weinstein, Lois Fleming, and Marilyn Watkins; a host of friends and other relatives; and his beloved companion dog, Jasper.

Gil enjoyed sailing, golfing, and performance driving.

Memorial gathering will begin on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 from 10:00am until 12:00pm with services to begin at 12:00pm at Aycock Funeral Home, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, Florida 33458. Aycock Funeral Home can be reached at 561-746-5124.


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 6, 2012

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David Daoust

October 11, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with Gil Frank in my career in the oil industry. He was a genuine, honest and hard working man. I always enjoyed his company. I have great memories of skiing with him on a business outing in Utah. My prayers and condolences go out to all his family members. May he Rest in Peace with God.

David Daoust
Stratham, NH

Jeff St. John

October 10, 2012

Debbie, Wes, and Garrett--
I was so sad when I got this news. Gil was a great friend and business colleague during the past 25 years and I'll really miss him. At least I got to see him one last time (although we talked frequently we hadn't seen each other for many years) on his trip to Stamford several months ago.

George Kruckmeyer

October 8, 2012

My sympathy to the entire family, I was very sad when I read what happened.
Gil was well liked and respected by the terminal employees when he was with Stratus petroleum.

Debra Sawyer

October 6, 2012

Gil was a great neighbor and friend. We were privileged to get to know Gil and the Frank family. They were the best neighbors anyone could have. Gil was always willing to share his passions ans enjoyment of life in ways that made you feel good. We send our sympathy and prayers to Debbie, Wes and Garrett. Larry, Debra and Caroline Sawyer

Kristine Hansen

October 5, 2012

I know there are no words to bring comfort, but may the memories keep him alive in our hearts. Sending you my love and strength....

Shelly Tumbleson

October 4, 2012

We will all miss him. I'm so glad that we got to see both of you in Jacksonville. Shelly Tumbleson

Steve Cypen

October 4, 2012

Debbie, may G-d grant you and your family peace at this time of sorrow. I knew Gil for over 50 years, and although our paths did not cross often after college, I always remained fond of him. Mostly, we would see each other starting a year or so before each Beach High '62 reunion - - and it took about 30 seconds to reestablish our connection. The last time we spoke, he was very excited about a new project. But, then, again, he always seemed to be a real mover.I will miss him and, especially, his voice (physically and authoritatively). Most Sincerely, Steve Cypen

October 4, 2012

Gil was our High School Classmate and lifelong friend. Those of us who were in regular contact with Gil while working on our High School Class Reunion treasured his friendship, efforts and humor. He is missed by our entire committee and our reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and his Family. Jim Hauser, 50th Reunion Chair

October 4, 2012

May God be with you and your family during this terribly difficult time. Gil was not only a customer, but a friend. Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of a truly good man, husband, father and friend. Glenn Birdwell (Woodstock, Ga.)

Diana Duke

October 4, 2012

Dear Debbie and Family,
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness felt for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in the memories. Love and Prayers, Diana R. Duke