Frank J. Rack, M. D., passed away May 19, 2004 in Hamden, CT. Born June 25, 1917 in Cleveland, OH. son of the late Marcel and Margaret Muhic Rack, he is survived by his daughter Rita Rack, son-in-law, Jean-Christophe Agnew and grandaughter, Winnie Agnew of New Haven, as well as nephews Dr. Albert Zippert of Cleveland and Donald Zippert of Grand Junction, CO. and their families. He was predeceased by his first wife of 39 years, Rita Marie Gannon Rack and his second wife of 17 years, Elba Lugo Rack, his sister Josephine Rack Little, and his brother, Dr. Marcel Rack. A graduate of Catherial Latin High School, John Carroll University and Westeran Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, he trained in surgery at Cleveland City Hospital. Dr. Rack served as a surgeon in the United States Army in Europe durning the Second World War. He spent his entire professional life in Cleveland, particularly at Deaconess Hospital, and held a teaching appointmentat the Medical School. He was board certified in surgery and belonged toa number of professional organizations. An enthusiastic world traveler, amateur musician and voracious reader, he will be sorely missed. Funeral arrangements are private with BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. To send a condolence see beecherandbennett.com or e-mail, his daughter, Rita @ rackrita@hotmail.com

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  1. Dear Rita, We wish to express our sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. Your Mom, Rita, and our Mom, Jane (Picciano) Reithoffer were good friends from Notre Dame College. Your parents and our parents were good friends for many years. During our parents illnesses your Dad and Elba were very kind to our family for which we will always be very grateful. Our caring thoughts are with you and your family, Rita. Sincerely, Susan Reithoffer (Cleveland) David Reithoffer (Chicago) (daughter and son of Bill and Jane (nee Picciano) Reithoffer

  2. Your father went to College, Med and internship with my dad, Ed Rambousek. He was in his wedding and used to be a babysitter for me! It was a great privilege to practice at the same hospital as he; he was so well-repected as a physician and person. I\’m sorry for your loss.

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