Frank was born a Connecticut Yankee, the oldest of three boys. His parents provided a wonderful home where the “Finch family honor code” and value system prepared him well for West Point and challenges ahead.
Frank always had an inquisitive mind and strong problem-solving abilities. He also had a voracious appetite for interesting and exciting activities. As a young boy baseball was his life – until he discovered football, wrestling, swimming, skiing and golf. New hobbies and sports were always on the agenda as he learned SCUBA, sailing, horseback riding, woodworking, and even beer brewing.
In recent years, Frank has been writing a travel blog: https://www.4thquartertravelers.com In fact, the quest goes on – Killer Sudoku is the latest obsession.
Always a prankster with a great sense of humor, he pulled some epic pranks on friends and classmates alike. And that hasn’t changed either. Music, reading, and travel are a big part of his life. He and Ann, (his bride of 37 years) have traveled in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Next up: Africa with a Pete Grimm safari.
He served in the Army nearly 27 years with duty in Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and stateside including three Pentagon tours. The Army prepared him well for his second career in engineering where he led a variety of organizations. Today two grown daughters and two new grandchildren occupy a lot of his time and attention, and he’s never been happier.
One final note: last year after 53 years of ownership Frank sold his LeMans Blue 1969 Corvette convertible. And he sold it to his neighbor – a graduate of the Naval Academy!