Frank Wallace Krystopher (83) of Mount Dora, FL passed peacefully at AdventHealth Care Center Waterman, on March 23, 2023. Frank was born September 29,1939 to Frank F. Krystopher and Lillian Fannie Wallace Krystopher. Frank was a graduate of Brewster High School and attended SUNY Cobleskill. He married his high school sweet-heart, Lillian Moss Krystopher on June 6, 1959.
Frank was pre-deceased by his wife, Lillian (Lily) in 2021. Frank is sur-vived by four daughters: Korinne Carpino and her husband Charles of Mount Dora, FL; Rene Gratzel and her husband Robert of Red Hook, NY; Denise Watson of Poughkeepsie, NY and Suzanne Krystopher and her husband, Andrew Sowle, of Webster City, IA. Frank is also survived by ﬁve grandchildren: Jason Carpino, of Beacon, NY; Erica Gratzel of Red Hook, NY; Shelby Gregson and her husband, Brian of Pleasant Valley, NY; Travis Watson and his partner, Ilana Garcia of Newburgh, NY, and Aaron Sowle and his partner Ashley Tanner of Houston, Texas. Frank also leaves be-hind his beloved cat, Miss Dixie.
Frank retired from a career with Verizon in 1996. After his retirement, Frank and Lily moved to Austin, Texas. In 2022, Frank moved to Mount Dora, FL. He was a Masonic Brother. Frank enjoyed volunteer work serving on the community home owners association and leading park clean up events. In his earlier years, Frank was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and ﬁshing. Along with his wife, Lily, he took great pride in his master planned gardens and the certiﬁed butterﬂy garden that they created together.
Frank also enjoyed traveling the US with his wife, Lily, including their an-nual trips to enjoy the beautiful coast of Maine.
Services are private. Frank would have preferred, in lieu of ﬂowers, that you plant a living tribute in honor of his memory.
I couldn't count the number of emails we shared. But, best of all was you and Lillian visited me here in Canyon, Tx. It was the 4th of July then. Will be thinking of you and Lillian holding hands. Glad to have known you.
My sincere condolences to the family ❣️
It was really a pleasure to live next door to Frank for 25 years. He was a perfect neighbor who always had a friendly word or helpful advice, especially about anything gardening related. We had many front yard conversations over the years and I always enjoyed his humor and intelligence.
I'll always remember him as a good man who cared deeply about his family and his community.
We were sorry he had to move to Florida but are glad that his last year was living near her compassionate and competent daughter, Korinne.
Sending prayers to his family.
Lynne and Gail