Frank C. Giove, 90, passed away on July 21, 2016 at The Elderwood Health Care at Wheatfield. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Paulette M. (nee Yates) Giove. Frank was also predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Mary (nee Cubello) Giove; his mother-in-law, Paula (Dominic) Cubello; and his sister, Lucille (Henry) Jasek. He is survived by his brother, Anthony (Mandy) Giove, Niagara Falls, NY, and his children, Stephen (late Linda), Scarsdale, NY, David (Laura), Canton, MI, and Kathryn Blackman, Vestal, NY. Frank is also survived by his grandchildren, Anthony (Abby), Jon (Elise), Sarah (Albert) Boston, Emily, Paulette, Michelle, Abigail, Madelyn, Benjamin, and his great-grandchild, Sammy; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.
Frank graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1944. He earned a Bachelor's degree of Physical Sciences from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia University. He spent several semesters at notable colleges including, University of Texas, University of Tennessee, and SMU. Frank served in the US Navy and National Reserve where he concluded his service as a Lieutenant.
He proudly held many careers throughout his lifetime and placed the utmost importance on education. He began his work career as a market analyst for the Dictaphone Corp. He then served as a technical writer for Union Carbide Nuclear in Oak Ridge, TN. He continued his schoolwork completing classes in Chemical Engineering and joined Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation as a process engineer. Relocating to western NY, he began working in the financial services industry as a stockbroker and assistant manager for Shearson Hammill & Co. He continued his passion as a life long learner when he next became a CPA and worked in public accounting for D.F. Cubello, CPA. Frank's most cherished career was as an accounting professor at Niagara University where he taught thousands of students over the course of 30 years. While at NU, Frank published several accounting textbooks and technical writings.
Affectionately, Frank was known to his family as "Chief." He was passionate about many things in addition to his family, including baseball, football and hockey. He was an avid Detroit sports fan, especially the Detroit Tigers. Frank also enjoyed coaching his boys in little league, traveling annually to CPA conferences, playing Scrabble, Bridge, Pinochle, and Cribbage.
Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation that will be held on Monday from 3-7 PM at SPALLINO-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Frank's memory to the charity of your choice.
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Published on July 23, 2016