Frank Daniels

November 29, 1927September 22, 2013

Frank Daniels , November 29, 1927 - September 22, 2013 Born in Lake Wales, and raised in Largo, Frank was a devoted husband to Frances (nee Jones) and father to Brian (Magda), and Charles (Anita). Frank was a police officer for the City of Clearwater for thirty three years, the last eight as Police Chief, retiring in 1980. Frank, an avid golfer, was a past president of the Clearwater Country Club. He is survived by sister Olie Grossenbacher of San Antonio, FL, many nieces and nephews, and grandchildren Chelsea, Ashley, Jessica, Andrew, Alexa and 2 month old great grandson Matthew. After widowhood Frank was lucky to find love a second time with Trudy Smith, his devoted companion. A memorial service will be held 1:00pm October 12th at Moss Feaster Funeral Home-Serenity Gardens Chapel, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd. Largo, Florida 33774. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Special thanks goes to Suncoast Hospice for their care are support of Frank and our family.Donations can be made to them in memory of Frank in lieu of cards or flowers


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Alexa McSwain

October 15, 2013

There's an old adage that you can't choose your family, but I would argue that in some respects, you can- you choose who you're close to, who you're influenced by, and who you emulate. You chose who you become by deciding who to listen to. It is slightly random, a child's choice of guardians and role models is influenced by others, and decisions beyond their control- sometimes you get 'family' who scarcely fit the word, and sometimes, if you're really lucky, you get people like Frank and Fran. Not everyone is lucky or fortunate enough to grow up near two grandparents, much less six. Being immediately welcomed into a warm, friendly environment complete with stories of "that time we caught the bad guy", and Sunday morning waffles gave me a much needed sense of stability in a very frustrating time in my life.

Hi, I'm Alexa, and I'm one of his five grandchildren. I can't tell you how much that means to me.

Dan Cassaro

September 28, 2013

Frank was one of the finest men I ever met, and I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. We mourn the loss of this good man, but our sadness is tempered by the honor of having known him.
Rest in Peace, Chief.

September 27, 2013

Frank was a Gentleman in every sense of the word. His honesty and integrity as a law enforcement officer was legendary. It was an honor to have known him as a friend of the family and as a professional. He will be missed by everyone whose life he touched. Paul Meissner Clearwater, FL


September 25, 2013

Love you grandpa never forget you

Frank Daniels

September 25, 2013

I absolutely loved Frank. An honorable man and a friend. Frank was my family's neighbor, and what a wonderful neighbor he was. Frank always helped with anything and everything he could, especially where my disabled Grandson Evan was concerned. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. We love all of you dearly.
Sandra and David


September 25, 2013

I miss you dad.

Michael Murphy

September 25, 2013

I grew up next to Frank and his family. I played with Brian and Chuck. I was hired by Frank in 1974 and partly due to him spent 35 yes. in law enforcement. He was a mentor and later a friend.

Dave Krieger

September 25, 2013

Chief Daniels first hired me in 1968. He treated me with kindness, understanding and professionalism. He was a man of his word. He kept his word to me on many occasions. I will miss him and pray that he is safe now in the arms of God!

September 25, 2013

Brian, Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely, Tim and Linda (Mullis)Kelly, Dunedin, Fl

Michael Bruscell, Sr.

September 25, 2013

Brian and Charles, our prayers are with you at your time of loss. Your father was a great man and a fantastic police chief, a role model to be emulated by all who were fortunate to serve under his leadership. Those of us who had the privilege of being part of his tenure with C.P.D. knew we could always rely on him to be firm but fair, as his heart was always in the right place. He conducted himself with honor, decency, integrity and respect. He touched a great many lives in a very positive way, perhaps more than he might have realized himself. May he rest in peace, and may the Good Lord give you comfort and solace.