OBITUARY

Carl Frank Funes

May 7, 1923January 16, 2013

Carl "Frank" Funes 89, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA died on January 16, 2013. He was born in New York City, raised in Hell's Kitchen, and lived in New York all his life until moving to Rancho Cucamonga last year with his wife Gena. Frank was an entrepreneur, an artist and antique collector and refurbisher, but his proudest achievement was his 31 years of service to his country in the Army Special Forces, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant Major in the Green Berets, and was a jumpmaster, Master Diver, and self-defense instructor. In civilian life he was a Master Rigger and owned his own rigging and commercial diving company whose motto was "No job too high or too deep." Frank is survived by his wife Gena, with whom he recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. He is also survived by their 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Rudy. A rosary and viewing will be held at Stone Funeral Home in Upland, CA on Monday, January 21st at 6:30pm. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Upland, followed by internment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Rowland Heights. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his name.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2013
  • Rosary Service Monday, January 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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Carl Frank Funes

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Shelley Loschelder

January 22, 2013

Trish~ My heart hurts for you and your family as I know what it's like to lose someone you love. Always remember he is with The Lord now looking down on his family. I wrote a poem and would like to share it with you.
~As heaven' cellos whisper through the willows,
He lays his head on the satin white pillow...
The good Lord asked him to join him above,
With no regrets, he accepts his hand with love...
As he closes his eyes and enters eternal sleep,
We see he is at rest, no pain, just peace...
It is his time to join me, The Lord says to us,
I will take care of him; there is no need to fuss...
As he arrives in heaven, his wings begin to grow,
He settles in, with the clouds as white as snow...
As he looks down upon his family in need,
He whispers to them, don't be sad, I'm free...
In your hearts, you will always feel my love,
In your mind, you know that I am safe above...
Please feel comfort, for God is with me,
Holding my hand throughout eternity....

May you and your family find peace in your hearts.
Shelley <3

January 20, 2013

I was so sad to hear about the passing of Frank. Beloved husband, father and always part of the Niesuchouski family. My deepest thoughts are with the entire family at this very sad time. With much love, Elizabeth Niesuchouski (Chatham, NJ)

José Antonio Vilanova

January 20, 2013

Family:
While away, always in heart are with all of you,
Maria Eugenia especially accompany you.
Famila Vilanova (Canada

January 19, 2013

We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of our dear family
friend, Frank. We have many many happy and joyous memories of
get togethers in our homes of not only Frank but the entire Funes Family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and know that Frank is now
resting in peace in our Lord's arms. With much love always, Carolyn and
George Niesuchouski (Chester, Vermont)

Alesha & Luis Escobar

January 19, 2013

Carla & John,

May God protect you and keep you in His loving arms. We are sorry for your loss, but grateful for having met Carl and seeing his bright smile and humble heart. We are with you in heart and spirit, and you are in our prayers.

Carla Kavanaugh

January 19, 2013

Carla Kavanaugh

January 19, 2013

Carla Kavanaugh

January 19, 2013

Carla Kavanaugh

January 19, 2013

Carla Kavanaugh

January 19, 2013