Frank A. Schmalzl 80 of Clifton Park, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013. He was born in the Bronx on March 26, 1933, the son of the late Frank and Johanna Kropfl Schmalzl. He was a graduate of Mount St Michael High School and Manhattan College. Frank did graduate work at Union College. He served in the US Air Force. Frank married his best friend and sweetheart, Anne McGarry Schmalzl on July 21, 1978.
Frank worked in radar design and installation for Sperry Gyroscope and later was a design engineer for Knolls Atomic Power Lab in Niskayuna, retiring in 1993. He belonged to the Clifton Park Sportsmen’s Club, the National Rifle Association, the American Legion and Elfun Society. Frank was a communicant of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Ballston Spa.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Anne McGarry Schmalzl, his brothers in law, Edward McGarry (Donna) and Robert McGarry (Sandra), several nieces and nephews, and his devoted felines Lydia Darough and Madison James.
Frank had a great devotion to his church and his country. He loved people and enjoyed conversing with his many good friends and neighbors.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 9am Friday, April 12 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4-7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.
Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Catholic Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Birth Right, 40 Front Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.
A special note of gratitude for the exceptional care and concern provided to Frank by his doctors and nurses from Seton Health and Samaritan Hospital.