GREENWOOD – Frank W. Hall, Jr. 83, passed away on Tuesday (December 20, 2022) at Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Hall was born in 1939 in Rochester to Frank W. and Eleanor L. (Dziekonski) Hall, Sr. He attended Rush-Henrietta Senior High School in Henrietta. He later served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman from 1957 to 1960. Frank earned an Associate’s Degree in Police Science from Monroe Community College in 1969. On November 12, 1977, in Webster, he married and was survived by Karen S. Stephenson.
Frank worked as a Sheriff’s Deputy in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Rochester, where he worked for 26 years until retiring as a major in 1989. He later worked for Public Abstract Corporation, also in Rochester, for 12 years before retiring in 2001.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, Frank is survived by a son, Mark T. Hall; two daughters, Laurie VanLaer and Debbie Gill (fiancé Jim Pokora); two sisters, Shirley Bean and Janet Manning; a sister’s-in-law, Sharon Smyth (Sue Henning); seven grandchildren, Mark Capps, Stephanie Nelson, Victor VanLaer, Mike Hall (Sueann), Melani Richter, Miranda Gill and Rebecca Pickard (Jacob); eight great-grandchildren, Brianna Capps, Logan Capps, Ashton Capps, Jocelynne Hall, Alexis Richter, Lillian Richter, Jamison Caseley and Lillianna Chamberlain; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son, Frank W. Hall, III; a brother, William D. Hall; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Hall.
Frank loved to mow. He was a John Deere man with a 52-inch mower, a big yard and six neighbors all with yards that needed mowing. He enjoyed the outdoors where he could hunt and play a round of golf.
Frank enjoyed taking his wife to Batavia Downs, a favorite activity they enjoyed together. They also liked to travel together, especially the annual trips to the Canadian National Exhibition held in Toronto each August and the wine tours in the Finger Lakes. Locally, Frank enjoyed the frequent gatherings with the “Hill People” and having dinner with them every Friday night.
Frank served on the Greenwood Town Board and was an honorary member of the West Henrietta Fire Department. He faithfully attended Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday (December 27) from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church with Fr. Robert Agbo as officiant. A prayer service with full military honors will be rendered on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel in White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford, where his ashes will be inurned. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
Memorial contributions in Frank’s name may be made to Monroe County Sheriff’s Foundation, 45 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604 or to Wounded Warrior Project. © 2022 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.
Dear Karen and family – my sincere condolences on Frank’s death.
Dear Karen, Mark, Laurie, and Debbie. I was so very sorry to hear of your husband and fathers passing I am sure he is at peace and dancing with the angels. God Bless you all.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved having Frank come into my library. I got to know him, and loved hearing his many stories of life. He will be missed.