Frank Peter Ioele went to his heavenly reward on October 17, 2023 after a courageous two year battle with cancer.
Frank was born in New York to proud parents Anna and Vincent (Jim) Ioele. He is survived by the love of his life and partner of thirty years Curtis Solash, his siblings Joseph Ioele and Camille Cicero, five nieces and nephews, and a son-in-love Richard Solash whom he helped his partner Curtis Solash raise from childhood.
Frank taught hundreds of students in New York City Schools for thirty years. He was a lifelong opera lover who never missed the New York Metropolitan Opera broadcast on Saturdays. He collected over three thousand early music recordings, opera memorabilia, Titanic memorabilia and World's Fair memorabilia.
Frank gave faithfully and generously to children's charities and financially adopted underprivileged children through children's charities. He was an animal lover who donated monthly to animal charities.
Frank was a lifelong Roman Catholic and a member of St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Viera, Florida where he taught Sunday School for many years.
Frank Ioele's loving heart, welcoming manner and heart-warming smile will be missed by all whose lives he touched. We are grateful that this is not goodbye. It's just another see you later, dear Frank.
Friends and family will gather from 10:00AM - 12:00PM, Saturday, October 28, 2023 in the chapel at Beckman Williamson Funeral Home 5400 Village Drive Viera, FL 32955. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 Noon with burial to follow in Florida Memorial Gardens.