Franklin R. Mack

December 10, 1950 - July 29, 2008

12/10/1950 - 07/29/2008

Past Services

Service
Monday August 04, 2008
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday August 04, 2008
11:00 am
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Directions

Virginia Beach; Franklin R. Mack, 57, of Virginia Beach passed away peacefully into his Lord’s arms Tuesday, July 29, 2008. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be truly missed.

Mr. Mack was a retired Chief having served our nation in the US Navy for twenty years.

He was the beloved husband for thirty eight years to Karen Mack. He is survived by his three children, Michael Mack and his wife Genevieve of Greensboro, NC, Michelle Lynch and her husband Tim and Derrick Mack both of Virginia Beach; six grandchildren, Christopher, Victoria, Simone, Ava, Sasha and Cameron; he is also survived by his mother Ella Morrison and several brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held Monday, August 4, 2008, at 10:00 AM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA. Interment will follow at the Colonial Grove Memorial Park Virginia Beach with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of America, Rosemont Unit, 3115 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk, VA 23513. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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India Walker Clark
8 years ago

Aunt Karen,

Please know that you, Michael, Derrick and Michelle are in my prayers. I am sorry I will not be able to be with you for the services. Uncle Frank was the best; my favorite. I will miss him so much. I feel blessed to have so many wonderful memories of him. He will truly be missed.

Indy

Patty Marko
8 years ago

Dear Karen and Mack Family,

Sorry I could not be at the service to show my love and support. I was always proud to have Frank as part of our family and always enjoyed visiting with him. I think he made us better people. I always admired the beautiful couple you were, despite the challenges you were presented with. Not to mention the gorgeous children you’ve raised. Frank left the world a better place.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. I am certain you will be lifted by the many people he has touched.

Fondly, Patty Marko

Shell Jackson
8 years ago

Dear Karen,

I am one of many cousins, my prayers go out to you and your family. Frank’s incredible smile and laughter will forever live on.

God Bless

The Youngs
8 years ago

Dear Karen,

We are saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Frank was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. Your love for each other was a sight to behold. Cherish his memory. He will be missed.

You have our love and support.

Aunt Joanne & Uncle Ken

Tom & Shari Thomaszfski
8 years ago

Frank’s smiling personality and sense of humor will be missed by many. He was a man who brought out the best in all of us. Rest peacefully and in God’s care.

Helen Wimberly
8 years ago

Good memories are forever. I truly regret I could not make it share in Frank’s homegoing but my Prayers are with the family. Frank was a beautiful person and may his memories be a treasure forever.

Nancy D. Branch
8 years ago

Hi Karen;

My heartfelt condolence to you, the children, HMC’s mother, his sisters and his brothesr in the Home-going of your love one Chief Mack. I’m at a lost, that such a wonderful person has gone home soo soon. Working with HMC Mack over 10 years ago was such a joy. We had lots of fun, as he was one of many comedians we had in the office. Even though I have not seen Chief Mack since a little after his retirements I still have many wonderful, funny story he left behind to always cherish. I have many times told the story of how when the song âÄúI love you more today, than yesterdayâÄù would come on the radio at work, Chief Mack would grab a mirror and sing to his reflection. I’m sorry I missed Chief Mack’s Home Going service as I found out after the fact. Karen my prayers are with you, Derrick, your daughter, and grandchildren during this difficult time. I pray that the Mack family please realize and know that: “GOD IS, a very present help/strength” in times of trouble/sorrow/pain whatever the need, Jesus is there to comfort and to cheer. Prayerfully, Nancy D. Branch

Vickie Garland Colvard
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Vickie Garland Colvard

Tim Lynch’s Aunt

Herb Munker
8 years ago

Karen & Family,

Please accept my my prayers and thoughts at this time off your loss. I will always cherish my fond memories of Franklin and the time’s we shared together at SURFLANT. He was a top notch CPO who I relied upon tremendously.

Herb Munker CWO4 Ret

Marcus & Nancy White
8 years ago

Karen & Family,

We just heard & want you to know that you are in our hearts & prayers. I am at a loss for words – 38 years is wonderful – but short. I pray that the memories & joy of children, grandchildren and your faith will carry you forward. GOD BLESS

Aunt Maryann & Uncle Joe Sivilich
8 years ago

Karen & Family,

We were so sorry circumstances prevented us from attending Frank’s memorial but we heard from family attending that it was very moving, respectful, and Frank would have been so proud of the military ceremony after all the years he gave to the US Navy. It won’t be the same not to see his friendly, always smiling face at future reunions, but his lasting memory will forever stay in our hearts. God bless you and your family as you strive to carry on your lives without him. He’ll surely be missed by one and all.

He was special!

Love, Aunt Maryann & Uncle Joe

Kim Drury Szymanowski and Family
8 years ago

Karen and Family – You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Frank was such a wonderful person and you’re all so lucky to have shared in such a huge portion of his life. He’s now able to help and watch all of you from ‘above’. God Bless – The Szymanowski Family Phil, Kim, Phillip and Kelly

Shane Marion
8 years ago

Karen and family,

Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers in this trying time.

God Bless you.

Shane Marion

Shannon Thaeler
8 years ago

Karen and family,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing you have shipmates that are here for you in your time of need.

R,

CDR Shannon Thaeler

CO, TPU Norfolk

Lisa Graves
8 years ago

Karen and family,

I wish I knew what to say to make the hurt go away, but I don’t. Please know that I am praying for you and family and I know with all the love and support you have, you all will make it through. If I can do anything, please do not hesitate to call.

Lisa Graves

Sharon Bodtke
8 years ago

Karen-

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your children.

Love, Sharon, Austin, Justin Bodtke

Wanda Wiggins
8 years ago

Karen,

Many of your friends share in your saddnes. Please lean on us for support.

Wanda

Mark Sivilich
8 years ago

Karen,

My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband Frank. I had only talked with Frank on a few occasions at family get togethers, but he was such a fun gentleman to talk to! We’re in transit to our new home in Florida, so unfortunately we couldn’t make the service. All my love and prayers to you and your family.

Love,

Mark, Jenny, Nicholas, Haley and Jacquie

Brenda Davis
8 years ago

Karen, my prayers and wishes are with you and your family.

Deepest Sympathy

Brenda

KJ Johnson
8 years ago

Ms. Mack,

Please accept my condolences. I did not have opportunity to get to know your husband, but anyone worthy and good enough to have gained and kept your friendship and love over these years must have been a helluva guy. I look forward to working with you again as soon as you are ready, as you are the total professional. Take care. VR KJ

Hudson Joyner
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends.

A. J. BRECKENRIDGE
8 years ago

Take comfort in knowing your loved one was a special soul and you’ll have that gift forever. Reflect on the fond memories and joy will come in the morning. Peace and blessings to the family.

Bakari and Kanama Bivins
8 years ago

We are so deeply sorry. Many of my early memories are of Mr. Mack and how much he made me laugh and teased me. My deepest condolences. Kanama

Valerie and Paul Scott
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about Frank. We knew him from the Kemet House. He was always so kind to those people and always had a smile. He will be greatly missed.

We are the one’s that had all the cookouts for them. Our prayers are with you all.

Louisiana Peanut Factory, LLC
8 years ago

With the name of God, Most gracious, most merciful. May God forgive him of his sins, and grant him into the heaven. From God we come and to God we will return. Peace be unto his family.