Frank Adolph Cwik

  • Born: December 17, 1923
  • Died: August 23, 2019
  • Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

CWIK, Frank August 23, 2019, Age 95. Beloved husband of the late Rosemary. Loving father of Deborah (Joseph) Scordalakes. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca (Jeff) Lindemann and Amy (Mark) Sabor. Proud great grandfather of 5. Beloved brother of Irene and Jeanette. Frank was drafted at the age of 19 and served in the Army during World War II from 1943-1945. He was a member the 184th AAA gun battalion. He landed on Omaha beach on day two, defended London, England; Antwerp, Belgium; regions of Holland,and northern France, including Normandy and Paris. He finished his tour in the disarmament and occupation of Germany at the end of the war. For his tour of duty, he received several medals including five bronze stars (US), the Belgian fourregere, and the french legion of honor (the highest French order of merit awarded for excellent civil or military conduct.) He returned to the US following the war and married Rosemary Schmitt. He spent his next 30 years as a carpenter at General Dynamics before he retired at 62. Frank and Rosemary loved the outdoors and Frank was always busy. In his early years, they enjoyed camping, water skiing, hunting, fishing, traveling and woodworking. After retirement, Frank cared for a beautiful vegetable garden every summer. Frank and Rosemary were married for 70 years and have a daughter, two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday, August 30th from 3-8pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr Road at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday, August 31st at 9:30 am at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights MI 48312. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Inurnment at Great Lakes National Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest sympathy Debbie for you and your family. We have so many fond memories of Frank that we will always cherish. God Bless you all.

MIke and Gail Hemme

Posted by MIke Hemme - Clinton twp., MI - Family Friend   August 28, 2019

I extend my profound sympathies to all those who are touched by Frank's passing but especially to Debbie and her family.
All of us have special memories of Frank. All of us have heard a joke or twoor the same joke two, three, ten times over.
Frank exhibited solid, basic, mid-west values; he believed in Family, God, Country and the value of hard work. And he certainly did work hard! He also served this country. He was a proud man but also a humble man. Never stopped learning; always inquisitive. Always willing to get involved and help. I will remember him as a decent man.
He (and Rosemary) embraced my family and I am forever grateful for having known Frank and Rosemary.

Posted by JJ Walker - Clinton Township, MI - Family Friend   August 28, 2019

I knew when i left i would not see you again. I loved our hugs and words exchanged You were fun to joke with and care for. Jelly beans. White castles. Beef jerkey so many tomatoes and fun times outside. Thank you for the cough drops for my trip. I will cherish out times together. Far more good ones than not. Rest Uncle Frank. Give Auntie a big kiss from me. Xoxo

Posted by Iva Schmitt - Macomb, MI - Family   August 26, 2019

Posted by Rebecca Lindemann - Commerce, MI - Grandchild   August 26, 2019

My deepest condolences to Debbie and her family. Frank was more than a neighbor... he was our special friend. I will miss him and his stories. God bless you Frank.

Posted by Patty Walker - Atlanta, GA - Friend   August 25, 2019

I had the privilege of knowing Frank since I was a baby. He was not just my neighbor but a light in the dark, always smiling no matter what. To me, he was my own personal hero, always giving me advice and watching out for my well-being. I cherish the times he would let me help him in his garden and will never forget all the stories he would tell, sometimes the same one multiple times. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family as he is someone that deeply impacted everyone he met.

Posted by Lynnae Chaff - Family Friend   August 24, 2019

Our condolences to Debbie and family and a huge gratitude for sharing Frank with us. He was many things to many people but to us he was not only a former neighbor but a friend, who no matter what he was doing would stop to help, a jokester who never told the same joke twice, the man who could fix anything, had the tools to do it and took the time to teach if one was willing to learn. The one who's door was always open and sometimes just yelled across the street. I think he did that on purpose sometimes just to get us to stop what we were doing and walk over. He grew the best tomatoes, and who planted onions for just for Nae(because she liked them). Where Taylor was "Tyler" and "Go ask Frank" was a common goto in Grandma's house. He had a great sense of humor and was willing to partake in anything and everything, kickball games( an avid supporter from the porch) water balloon fights which always extended onto his lawn, countless bday parties, hanging in his backyard listening to his words of wisdom, even Sam knew his name and often went to visit. Frank was a good person to us all, words will never really express that. Frank and Rosemary will forever be a part of all of us and how grateful we are! Thank you for sharing them both for we are better people because of them! Hopefully Frank is not to be believed and he really did go to Heaven!!!
with our sympathies

Posted by Linda, Taylor and Lynnae C - MI - Friend   August 24, 2019

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