In Memoriam


In Memory of

Frank Schink

May 14, 1922 - September 21, 2017


Frank Schink, 95, of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, passed away at his home at Seabrook Village on September 21, 2017 after a long illness.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Atrium, Town Square, at Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls. Cremation services have been entrusted to the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune, where condolences can be made online. The ashes will be interred with his first wife, Barbara, at the Cranford United Methodist Church, in their Memorial Garden.

Frank was born in Brooklyn, NY, on May 14, 1922 to Elizabeth and Frank Schink, Sr. Frank was a WWII US Army veteran and earned the European Battle Ribbon with Battle Star after serving on the front in Germany. He was transferred to an Army hospital in North Carolina where he met Barbara McCally Schink, a US Army occupational therapist, to whom he was married for 62 years until Barbara’s passing in April of 2008. Frank was predeceased by all three of his brothers, Henry, Charles and Calvin. He is survived by his current wife Barbara Stiefel Schink, whom he married in 2009 at the age of 87. Also surviving him are his two sons Stephen F. Schink (Dianne Ruch Schink), and Thomas R. Schink (Dr. Nancy DiTomaso), his two grandchildren Jessica Schink and Alisa Schink, and his two step-grandchildren Joseph O. Morin, Jr. and Desiree Morin. Frank was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, and he delighted in taking care of his family.

Frank graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School at the age of 16 and then earned his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, where he was also a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Frank was a registered professional engineer in both New York and New Jersey. Frank’s professional career included development and direction of facility and system design and maintenance engineering for locations within the U.S. and abroad (notably Australia). He worked at Anaconda Company, at M.W. Kellogg Corporation, and then retired after 28 years at the Port Authority of NY/NJ in 1989 as Chief Electrical Engineer.

Frank was very active with IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), especially with the Power & Energy Society (PES) and with ELECTRO. He served in both professional and volunteer positions for over 50 years and was awarded many honors, including the 2008 Robert P. Noberini Distinguished Contribution to Power Engineering Professionalism Award, the 2009 William Terry Distinguished Service Award for Leadership and Dedication to IEEE and PES, and the 2010 Meritorious Service Award from PES. Frank became a Life Fellow of IEEE in 1988. He is also listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in America.

In lieu of flowers, condolence gifts may be made to the Seabrook Village Benevolence Fund at 3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, 07753.


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