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Nov 10 2015

My Golden Retriever named Toby still remains a central figure in my life.  He is my true and faithful companion.  He is such a good dog!!  He is everybody’s friend.  I have never heard him growl at anybody.  He came pretty close to growling a couple of months ago when I took him in for his annual shots.  The Vet started out by pushing a thermometer up his rear end, and then sticking a needle in his rear leg, and then spraying some stuff down his nostrils.  Toby was looking at me in amazement, as if to say “Why are you letting this happen to me?  I thought you were my friend.  I’m having a dignity problem here.”  He didn’t actually growl, but I think one more indignity would have  pushed him over the edge.

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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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