Frank Pieklik

September 24, 2007

September 24, 2007 Frank Pieklik, of Auburn, passed away peacefully on Monday, surrounded by his family, at home following a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Throughout his life and 33-year career with the Syracuse Police De-partment, Frank touched and positively influenced his family, friends, and community. His passion and dedication to police work resulted in numerous Departmental and Bureau Commendations, including the 1977 Police Benevolent Association Merit and Valor Award, the 1982 Mayor's Meritorious Service Award and the 1983 Police Benevolent Association Merit and Valor Award.

Most of his enjoyment came from spending time with his family and tending to his home. Frank was affectionately known by family and friends as the "Jack of All Trades," "Master of ALL," and was everyone's "go to" person. His outstanding and beautiful character will live on in spirit and memory.

Frank is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne Rotondo; daughter, Brianne Pieklik of Rhode Island; son, Kristopher of Syracuse; and daughter, Stephanie at home. He is also survived by his mother, Ruth Dame of Elbridge; stepmother, Mary Ellen Pieklik of Liverpool; his brother, Sigmond of Jordan; his stepsister, Christine Condon of Liverpool; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bush Funeral Home, 120 East Main Street, (Rte. 5) Elbridge. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 27, at 11 a.m. in the Elbridge Community Church. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Elbridge.

Frank's wishes were that contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made in his memory to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Contributions made in his name will go directly to pancreatic cancer research.

Working narcotics with co-worker Lori Billy

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