Frank Steven Foldi, born February 5th, 1921 in Chicago, IL, an only child of Frank and Anna Foldi. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family May 15th, 2021.He lived a long healthy life of 100 years, 3 months, and 10 days. He was raised in Chicago, attended school and community college.
He married Ethel Petrovits in May of 1942, which was also the year he enlisted into the Air Force in October. He completed 35 missions as a belly gunner in the 5 Grand B-17 bomber, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He left the service in 1945.
After service he went to college at the University of Michigan while his wife worked as a seamstress. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. He then moved his wife and first daughter west to Port Angeles, WA. He worked for Crown Zellerbach, built a home, and had 3 more daughters. They were moved to Neah Bay for a logging operation, then Astoria and settled in Manzanita, OR in 1962.
Frank was involved with Manzanita city council and became the mayor for 14 of the 36 years he lived there. He was also a volunteer with the Fire Dept. He was a strict, but loving father instilling in his children the value of hard work and being able to do anything they put their minds to. He loved a good martini or manhattan before dinner, and dinner was always at 6. He loved music and dancing so much he built his own HiFi system in the late 60's and a dance floor in the early 70's. He also loved hunting, fishing, building bird (crow) feeders, growing dahlias, and sitting on the patio soaking in the sun.
Frank survived his first wife of 35 years. He married Patricia Targgart and gained 2 more daughters in their union in July of 1998. They lived in West Lynn, where he breathed his last breath.
Frank was very fortunate to find two amazing soulmates in his long life. His presence in each of our lives will be greatly missed, but our memories of Frank will bring us joy. He is survived by his wife Pat, his daughters Dianna, Deb, & Doreen, step daughters Debbie & Janet, 8 grandchildren Christopher, James, Sarah, Colin, Katie, Adam, Ryan, and David, and 8 great grandchildren.
We are planning a Memorial service in the future but haven't determined a date as yet.