Frank W. Wruck of Southold passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023. He was 82 years old.

Frank was born on October 2, 1940 in Queens, New York to Evelyn (De Nike) and Frank Wruck of Hempstead in 1959 in Graduated from high school there. As a kid, he loved sand baseball and little league. Most of all, he loved seeing his dad after watching a New York Rangers game on the Long Island Rail Road.

After high school, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Army and participated in jungle warfare training in Panama. He went on to work as an insurance inspector for a retail credit company before joining the Nassau County Police Department on April 29, 1966. He enjoyed working as a street patrolman in the 7th Ward, then drove the 709 until his retirement in 1992. Frank is a representative of the Police Benevolent Society and has written for the newsletter for many years.

After retirement, Frank became Director of Safety at Seaford Schools and has worked as a starter and ranger at several golf clubs in Nassau County. He took up golf in his later years, but enjoyed learning the game at Peninsula Golf Course, where he made many friends and became a tournament director.

He and his wife Chris purchased property in North Fork in 1998 and began construction in 2001 on a lovely tree-lined street under the direction of his future son-in-law, Robert Goldner. He loves his home, his lawn, fish pond, making ketchup and helping his wife with the Southhold Historical Museum Treasure Exchange and Southold Sunshine Society programs.

His parents and twin sister Evelyn Raynor (Williams) predecease him, leaving behind his wife of 37 years, Chris; his daughter Pam and son Frank (Denise) from a previous marriage related; his granddaughter Madison; son-in-law Bob; brother-in-law William; nieces Debbie Urinek (Bill) and Karen Bartosik (Jan); and cats Charlotte, Wilbur and Fern.

The family hosted visitors at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold on April 27. The grave service took place at St Patrick RC Cemetery in Southold on April 28, officiated by Father Peter Gary.

Memorial donations can be made to the North Fork Animal Welfare League, ELIH Auxiliary, Southold Sunshine Society, Southold Historical Museum, or a charity of your choice.

A celebration of Frank’s life will take place at a future date.

This is a paid notice.

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