Francis Alfred “Frank” Ioele

Francis Alfred “Frank” Ioele, 92, died peacefully Friday,
October 1, 2021 following a brief illness. He was
born October 4, 1928, in Newark, NY, the youngest
child of Francisco and Christine Derminio Ioele. He
was a 1947 graduate of Newark High School and received
his BS and MS degrees in Business Education
from SUNY Albany.
His first teaching position was in 1955 at Richmondville
(NY) Central School. He taught the entire business
education program, and coached varsity and
junior varsity basketball. In 1962, he was offered
the department chair position at Gloversville High
School, and he served in that capacity until his retirement
in 1990. He loved his students, fellow faculty,
coaching tennis, advising and mentoring throughout
his career. “Mr. Ioele” was one of a kind, he brought
wisdom and laughter to the halls of GHS every day.
Frank was a legendary political campaign manager for
numerous local leaders. In 1993, he began nearly 20
years of service as a Court Attendant at the Fulton
County Courthouse. Dad was a true patriot and lover
of his country. He inspired in others the high value of
public service and was a faithful servant.
While in Richmondville, Frank was blessed to meet
the love of his life Carroll Jane Hauser, a bright and
beautiful dental hygienist. They were married in
Windham, NY on July 6, 1957 and celebrated 44 years
together until Carroll’s passing in 2001. The rest is
history.
Frank was a member of the Fulton County Republican
Club, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Potter
Club of SUNY Albany and others too numerous to
mention. He was deeply proud of his Italian heritage
and the hard-working ethic instilled in him by his immigrant
parents, and of his service in the US Marine
Corps in Korea. He was famous for his bocce tournaments,
old-style Italian restaurants and the best Manhattan
in town. Dad was the master of the one-liner
and loved tending his Eastland Avenue home surrounded
by the kindest neighbors and friends any
man could ask for. When you remember our father,
please think of him catching a fish on the Great Sacandaga
Lake and driving around in his 1958 MGA with a
golden retriever by his side.
Surviving are his daughters, Christine I. McCann
and Sarah Jane Ioele; sons, David J. Ioele (Beth Anne
Forrest), Andrew J. Ioele, and Michael F. Ioele (wife,
Bonnie); grandchildren; Adam M. Ioele, Christopher
T. Ioele, David J. Ioele, Jr., Meredith Windham Mc-
Cann and great-granddaughter Laurel M. Ioele; and
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his parents and siblings, Joseph A. Ioele and Angeline
C. DeJohn, and niece, Karen A. DeJohn.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4
to 7 pm on October 21, 2021 at Walrath & Stewart Funeral
Home, 51 Fremont St, Gloversville. Facial masks
are required. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on October 22nd at 10 am at the Church of the
Holy Spirit, 151 S. Main St; Gloversville, with the Rev.
Donald Czelusniak officiating.
Interment will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery,
Johnstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the James A. Brennan Humane Society, 437
Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078, or Father
Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society, 259 East Onondaga
Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.

By Leader-Herald

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