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Jul 21 2015

My dog Toby is a rogue and a rascal, but he has wormed himself into the innermost part of my life and heart.  He keeps me on my toes.  Just when I think everything is under control, there all of a sudden he will appear in front of  me, with one of my valuable possessions in his mouth, and his head cocked, and his eyes gleaming, and a "come-on-let's-play-chase=me-around-the-house" look on his face.  Nothing is sacred.  Anything that I foolishly leave within his reach - this month's electric bill, that refund check, somebody's borrowed book - all get chewed up.  The day I shot my age on the golf course, I had the duly signed, fully authenticated score card hanging on my refrigerator,  Toby ate it, of course.  But it's hard to get mad at him.  When he thinks he's in the doghouse, he comes over and plops his head in my lap, and I know that he's mine forever.

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Frank was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and a Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University School of Law, Chicago. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he has worked  as an intellectual property attorney for the same firm for over 65 years.

After retiring in 1985, he has continued as a legal consultant for the company and has developed a second career, specializing in computer databases. He still donates his time at the Law Department and devotes considerable time and effort doing volunteer work on databases for the Research Library of the Phoenix Art Museum.

“My activities for the Law Department and for the Phoenix Art Museum keep me busy for most of my time and, in my mind, are responsible in large part for being able to stay healthy and live life to the fullest since my retirement in 1985.”

But that is not all that Frank does with his days. He, along with his co-author and friend Dan, published a book about Dan’s days as a solider during the campaign through Northern Europe during the WWII. In addition, more recently, Frank has written a new book named “TOBY-(He’s My Dog)”, which has been published and is available on-line from

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