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Patricia Eileen Frank

Posted 2023-03-10 by Pat R
Wickenburg Sun (Wickenburg, Arizona)
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, p. A-6

Patricia "Pat" Eileen Frank, age 81, of Wickenburg, entered into eternal
rest in the early morning hours of Jan. 26, 2023 after a courageous
battle with cancer.

Born in Schenectady, New York, Patricia graduated from the Venetian
Institute in 1959. Patricia then entered a three-year nursing program at
the Albany Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Albany, New York. She
graduated with an award for Outstanding Student Nurse, and first runner-
up for New York State. Soon after Patricia met her former late husband
Ronald L. Frank of Buffalo.

Patricia raised three children before returning to school, obtaining
both a BA and an MA in history from State University of New York (SUNY)
at Buffalo. Patricia later worked on her Doctorate of Philosophy with
SUNY/Buffalo, focusing on medical ethics, Eastern philosophy, Philosophy
of Mind and feminist philosophy.

Patricia had an eclectic career, working at hospitals for training and
supervision of nursing staff, substitute teaching at local high schools,
panel member of Buffalo Mercy Hospital Medical Ethics Committee,
developed community outreach for the Osteoporosis Center of Western New
York, adjunct professor for philosophy in Florida, reiki master,
conundrum specialist and retired from nursing in Colorado in 2015.

Patricia loved to travel to visit sunny places, friends and family. She
loved animals, and took in squirrels, raccoons, dogs and cats. She was a
philanthropist giving to many organizations over the years. Spent many
years sailing, photographing birds, bird watching, playing tennis,
running, hiking and cycling.

Patricia made friends easily and was a vocal, active member of
Alcoholics Anonymous since 1992. Feb. 19, 2023 would be her 31st
celebration. Her spiritual journey blended with her medical background
led her to become a certified Reiki Master and honing skills as a
medical intuitive.

Pat is survived by her three children, and one grandson that includes
Daniel Frank, his wife Angie Grisales, and their son, beloved Mateo
Sebastian of Anchorage; Dr. Scott Frank and his wife Jana of Phoenix,
Julie Frank and her partner Orion Lukasik of Durango, Colo.

Pat found love again in her 80s, and is survived by her fiance Arnold
Alderman also of Wickenburg. Arnold was a daily source of support for
Patricia and they were very close.

A Celebration of Life is being planned in Wickenburg for Feb. 19, 2023.
Time and location to be determined. Likewise, a gathering in Durango
will be held at a future day and time.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Lake Pleasant Care
in Peoria for their amazing care of Patricia. As well as the numerous
home health providers who cared for her.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider
contributing to mom's preferred charities:
Maryknoll Sisters, 10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining, NY 10562
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Charity, Mercy Center, 625 Abbott Road,
Buffalo, NY 14220
General Service Office, PO Box 2407, James A. Farley Station, New York,
NY 10116-2407.

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