Frank Holbrook, 90, of Baxton Street in North Syracuse, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016, at James Square. Frank was born in Syracuse and resided in Mattydale for over 45 years before moving to North Syracuse in 1983 where he resided since. He was the son of the late George and Nelsonia (Hains) Holbrook.
Frank attended Vocational High School in Syracuse and served in the US Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart with an oak leaf cluster. Frank was employed by North Syracuse Central School District as a school bus driver. Prior to that, he worked as an inspector at Rockwell International and at L.C. Smith & Brothers Typewriter both in Syracuse. Frank was a life member of the D.A.V. Coonley and Nojaim Chapter in Syracuse and bowled in the Auto League for several years at the Syracuse Bowling Center. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed his camp on Chaumont Bay and was a former member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Mattydale.
He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Charlotte Griffin in 1979, by his second wife, the former Viola Norton in 2001 and by a son, David, in 1967.
Frank is survived by his two daughters: Robbin (Dean VanAllen) Holbrook of Jordan and Linda Brown of Canton; 9 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff on 1 South at James Square.
Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 am -1:00 pm at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale, with a funeral service at 1:00 pm following. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse.