Obituaries

Frank A. Reale
Died: Apr 2, 2020

Frank Reale, a son, brother, husband, friend, mentor, leader, teacher, actor, singer... entered into eternal life on April 2, 2020.  
 

OBITUARY
Website: Reale-memorial.com
FRANK A REALE 10/31/1949-4/2/2020. Funeral to be held on August 28, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1377 E. Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY at 11am. Although he was taken from all of us too soon, and so many mourn his passing, his legacy and impact was great. Frank lived a full life and he would want us all to remember him for the laughter he generated and the difference he made in all our lives.
Son of the late Frank & Martha Reale. He is survived by wife Janet (Starace, nee Coombs) and his beloved stepdaughters Andrea Byrne (Kevin) and Nicole Starace (James Masciuch) He will be greatly missed by his 3 grandchildren, Connor, Samantha, and Abigail Byrne. Frank also leaves behind his brother George (Kate) and sister Patricia Cassio. Frank was predeceased by his brother Robert and Sister-in-law Marie and Brother-in law Tony. He was a beloved uncle, (13 nieces & nephews, their spouses & their children). Frank was a teacher, track & field coach, basketball coach for the Putnam Valley School District, Boy Scout Explorer Scout leader, member of Putnam Valley Board of Education, School Director for Big Apple Training, Inc. and founder of Peers Influence Peers Partnership, Inc. He, along with Peers received numerous local, state, and federal awards along with multiple Telly Awards and other numerous film festival recognitions and awards. He was recognized for his excellence in teaching and received the Golden Apple teaching award along with the highly coveted George H W Bush Points of Light Award. He has shaken hands with Presidents, Governors, Senators, numerous government legislators, award winning actors, singers, athletes and celebrities, business leaders and educators but was most impressed with and moved by the hundreds if not thousands of young people he has worked with over the years. He enjoyed golf and after retirement from full time teaching had begun studying singing and acting. He performed quite often at the NYS Veteran’s Home in Montrose NY along with performing in numerous musicals and shows where he made many dear friends. He had a great sense of humor and often invented comic stories that were believable, especially to his sister & niece. He spoke many languages, although, only he understood them. To say he will be missed is an understatement, but he has left a lasting impression on all of us and we will never forget the joy he brought to us all.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to The Peers Influence Peers Partnership, Inc. PO Box 66, Putnam Valley, NY 10579.