It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of my dear friend, OTA1(AW/IUSS) Frank Storck, on November 29th. To the end he was surrounded by a loving and supportive family: his wife Rebecca, and kids Jack and Danielle and their families. An obituary is, or will soon be, posted to his Facebook page.
Those of you who knew Frank will undoubtedly treat yourselves to a few good laughs if you'll take a minute to think back on some of your interactions with him. Frank originally came to us from the A-6 Intruder community where he served proudly as an Aviation Machinist Mate, a fact he rarely let anyone forget. He was gregarious, irreverent, and always a bit saltier than the average OT.
I served with Frank at NAVFAC Bermuda ('85-'87) and then at the ASWOC in Sigonella ('88-'89). He was a great friend, a positive influence, and my life is the richer for having spent time with him.
I will miss that non-regulation mustache, and his resounding “Hermpt!” Rest in peace, Frank!
Very sad news to hear of Frank's passing. I too served with Frank in Bermuda. He was a great professional who possessed great leadership abilities. Although he was a bit of a rebel (as many of us were in some ways) he never crossed the line. His sense of humor and personality found him well liked by all who knew him except "Chief Cable". Frank knew exactly what to do to rile chief Cable and made it a continuous endeavor. There will always be a light shining in the hearts and minds of those who knew him. My thoughts and prayers to his family. RIP shipmate.
I was stationed with Frank at CFIC Halifax until I retired in '96. Everything said above describes Frank to a "T". We was "professional" in the true sense of the word but never took himself to seriously (or anyone else for that matter). I still have a set of 3 hand carved whales that he made for me at my retirement hanging on my wall next to my computer desk. RIP shipmate.
The link is to Frank's obituary. It has a great picture of him.
Small world...Frank lived 5 minutes from me. RIP, shipmate.