Born in Pennsylvania in 1929, Frank grew up in rural northwest Pennsylvania. Both parents immigrated from then Austria Hungary. His father was born in Katyman, Austria and was a barber for 65 years and played the button box. His Mother was born in San Martin "ARAD".
Frank worked 48 years as Barber and has a 20 year involvement as a volunteer with the Mental Health Advocacy Organization. Frank's hobbies include traveling, reading, container gardening, ancestral research and playing accordion again after 42 years. He is now learning to play the "Slovenian" Button Box.