May 28, 1931 ~ June 27, 2006
Frank W. Laskowski, Jr., LTC USA Retired 1975. died peacefully on June 27th, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. Born May 28, 1931, in Pottsville, PA. Only son of Colonel and Mrs. Frank W. Laskowski, Sr., both deceased. Survived by wife, Barbara L. Laskowski; son, William Laskowski of Pueblo; and daughter, Lynn (David) Parrott of Aurora, CO.
Frank's youth was spent moving often with his military family. Graduated from high school in East Point, GA in 1949, and Auburn University in 1953; Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1953. Served at numerous Army posts in U.S.; Overseas duty in Hawaii, 2 tours in Korea and Vietnam and with N.A.T.O. in Izmir, Turkey. Married to his devoted wife, Barbara, in Hawaii in 1956 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 5, 2006. Military awards included numerous service ribbons and awards for meritorious service, Army commendation medal, Bronze Star medal, Vietnam Cross of Galantry, and Legion of Merit.
After retiring from active duty for 22 years he served as Director of Jr. ROTC, School District 70 for eight years; Worked part-time as a ranger and starter for many years at Pueblo West Golf course. He was an avid golfer, and although he was less competitive in his later years, his love of the game remained; Just playing with his good friends in the 'O.F.I.C.' club at Pueblo West was his greatest enjoyment, and the 19th hole always made up for a lousy round, or for that matter a good round. His greatest disappointment was playing golf for nearly 60 years and never making a hole-in-one!
Special thank's to the caring and compassionate staff at Parkview Hospital ICU and Sangre De Cristo Hospice House for their kind and attentive treatment of Frank and our family during an extremely difficult time.
Memorial service with military honors to be held 3 p.m. Monday, July 3rd, 2006, at Ft. Logan Military Cemetery, Denver, Colo. Family encourages friends and relatives to meet for an honorary toast, following the memorial service, at 'Bull & Bush Pub', 4700 Cherry Creek S Drive, in Denver. Those who desire may make memorials to American Cancer Society through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com