Frank W. Ready
Frank W. Ready of Destin, Fla, has been miraculously cured of diabetes and heart disease, and is now feeling fine. In heaven, such things are not permitted.
Born in Philadelphia, Frank passed away in his home Jan. 28, 2014 at the age of 70. Preceding him into eternity was his father, Frank Wolf, mother, Chris Ready and step-father, James M. Ready.
He was greatly loved by his wife of 48 years, Mary, and his two sons, James and Frank Ready. He returned that love to them in abundance along with his daughter-in-law, Elise Ready, and little granddaughter, Catie Bug (also known as Catherine Mary Ready). He even loved his favorite mother-in-law, Helen Cherry, whom he delighted in teasing.
His circle of loved ones includes his sisters, Barbara Majors and her husband, Roy, and Debra Day; brother, Charlie Wolf; and step mother, June Wolf. He was very proud of his two Romanian “daughters,” Nicoleta Van Dyke and Amalia Cotoc. Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many, many friends complete the circle.
Frank was an active man of varied interests, boat captain, high school guidance counselor, accountant, Scuba diver, and Coast Guard auxiliarist. He loved anything that floated or had wheels, especially fishing boats, motorcycles, ATV’s, and motor homes. While his health permitted, he enjoyed life to the fullest and was always up for a new adventure.
He served First Baptist Church of Destin as deacon, trustee, and treasurer. And he wasn’t too shabby as a choir member either. Later in life, he became a member of Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church and attended as long as he was physically able. His heart was big enough to love both churches and the many friends he had at each.
Floral tributes are thoughtful, but Frank would prefer donations made to the American Diabetes Association or the Mercy Fund of Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church.
A viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 2 at McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, with funeral service held at 2 p.m. Feb. 3, also at McLaughlin’s. A short graveside service will follow immediately after at Beal Memorial Cemetery 316 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach, with Pastor James Calderazzo officiating.
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21)