Remembering Col. Robert Frank U.S.A.F. February 5, 1940 – June 25, 2019


By: Megan Way | Photos by Su Phelps
USAF Colonel Robert Frank (Ret.) passed away on June 25th, 2019. His memorial service took place at the Calgary Chapel Green Valley at Henderson, Nevada on July 28th.
Robert was born in Pryor, Oklahoma to Beatrice and David Frank On February 5, 1940. He had two brothers, Lawrence and Glenn. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Louise Kay Frank, his only daughter, Jana, her husband, John Nobrega and by their three sons, Luke, Jake and Max Nobrega. While in retirement in Henderson, NV, Robert focused his life on supporting non-profit patriotic groups, conservative political actions and military support activities. He was a member of Air Force Association, American Legion, Nevada Republican Men’s Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and MOAA (Military Officer Association of America). He was also an advisor for National Security energy initiatives (GRID) and a Columnist for Veterans Reporter News.
At the service, Jana Nobrega came to speak about her father, “Dad you’re a great man, and I’ve known most of my life how much other people admire your drive and your spirit. Over the years your friends and colleagues have often gone out of their way to tell me how truly special you were. How they admired so many things about you and I’ve felt so proud of you and proud to be your daughter; From an early age you would talk to me about your drive to make the world a better place and that you hoped how I would also adopt that goal. You did not just want to consume resources in your time on the planet but wanted to be useful and have a positive impact on this country and your community; Dad you achieved this goal, the world is a better place because you were here.”
Almost 300 people attended his service. There was a reception following the service at the Sun City Grand Ballroom.