Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Frank F. Salvinski

Frank F. Salvinski, 71, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Friday, March 5, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his sisters, daughter and grandson. Frank was reunited with his beloved wife, Connie, who passed away in May 2009.

He was born Dec. 9, 1938, in Stevens Point, son of the late John and Julia (Kubowski) Salvinski. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1957, entered the U.S. Navy and served four years on the destroyer, U.S.S. John Paul Jones, alongside his brother, Robert. His marriage to Connie Carver took place Aug. 30, 1963, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church.

Frank was employed at Qwest for 25 years, after transferring to Colorado Springs with AT&T. He retired in 1992. He also worked for the Stevens Point Police Department, and part-time jobs as a home builder and furniture delivery for local businesses.

Frank loved living on Second Lake, boating, fishing, deer and elk hunting, and snowmobiling. Frank was a lifetime member of the Colorado Springs Elks Lodge No. 309 BPOE.

A memorial service was held at the Springs Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, with cremation following.

Survivors include his daughter, Sheryl (Robert) Burcham of Burlington, N.C.; a son, Paul of Colorado Springs; three grandchildren, Richard Salvinski, Roy, Utah; Zachary and Sarah Burcham; one step granddaughter, Cassie Strausbaugh, Utah; one brother, John (Pauline) Salvinski, Des Plaines, Ill.; two sisters, Carol (Robert) Kimball, Ripon and Jane Burroughs, Stevens Point; one aunt, Pauline Molinare, Mosinee; nine nieces; and seven nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Frank was preceded in death by one brother, Robert (Dureen); and one sister, Marie (Ben) Kubowski.

“I'll meet you on the river, Frank."

I will miss you Uncle Frank. You were chosen by my parents to be my Godfather, and I was honored, even though I only saw you a few times. I love you.


Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

1 comment:

  1. I miss them so much. The few months I lived in Colorado springs with grandpa we bonded and got really close. I still remember that day in the hospital. He literally pass 5 minutes after I got there. I feel like he waited so I could say goodbye one lady time. Thank you for making this Kimberly.