Timothy Dean Frakes
- October 3, 1962 - June 15, 2012
- Cambridge, New York
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“I am so sorry to hear about your loss please accept our prayers and thoughts
1 of 22 | Posted by: Greg and Leslie Bowman - CA
“Much love to Sara, Sally and Seth. We just found out about Tim's passing. Our thoughts are with you. Tim always had an infecious laugh and big...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Chuck and Jackie Sommer - AZ
“My sympathies to the Frakes family. Tim seemed like an intimidating figure the first time I saw him, but what a warm person he truly was. He brought...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Nick Piccirillo - Scotia, NY
“The memories I have of my uncle Tim are mostly of laughter. He had an amazing sense of humor and a huge heart to go along with it. He could always...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Kellie frakes - Titusville, FL
“I have known the Frakes family for many years, maybe 20, knew mama Nancy first when she was a beautision, and later knew the kids through my daughter...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Becky McInerny - Titusville, FL
“To all the Frakes family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family were such fun, neat people to be around and I am sure everyone cherished their...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Kevin Paule - Cocoa, FL - Friend
“No doubt Tim's has already captured the room as h did growing up. You always knew when Tim showed up because the atmosphere was livened up. Big guy...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Rick Gilmartin - Flower Mound, TX
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Frakes family. I found a refuge in this wonderful family during high school and will always remember them...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: TIsh Murphy Lawing - Titusville, FL
“I was very sorry to hear of Tim's passing. I am, though, certainly very fortunate to have met and known such a unique, friendly and honestly...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Arne Ballantine - Palo Alto, CA
“Sarah, Sally, Seth and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tim was always there for anyone if they needed him. I will always remember him in his...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Colleen McAvoy - Cambridge, NY
“Our heart is heavy today remembering Tim. We take comfort that he is no longer struggling, that his peace is within us. Growing up through the years...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Shannon Figley - Tampa, FL
“Tim was my Best Friend. He and I met at Plug Power and quickly became close. He helped me through some very rough times. He was more than a friend....Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Judy LaBarge - Watervliet, NY
“Fond high school memories always include Tim and the Frakes Family in the Mason household. Long live our great times. Tim had a heart of gold and...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Paul Mason - Tampa, FL
“My son Chris Hogan and Tim were great friends. We met Tim twice before Chris' death in 2011. Tim was there for Chris' wedding and funeral. They...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: David & Liz Hogan - Howes Cave, NY
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Frakes family. Take comfort in knowing that Tim is with the Lord and will continue smiling down on all of you...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Carreen Massey - Tampa, FL
“To all of Tim's Family, There are no words that I can say that can express my heart at this time. We loved Tim and remember many of the good times...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Rick and Patsy Hartman - DeKalb, MO
“The rose still grows beyond the wall though now it's lost to view; Behind the clouds that hang so low, the sun still lights its bloom. Someday soon I...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Cathy Ammons De Rusha - WA
“Tim was a great guy. I only new him for a little time but the memories we made will never be for gotten.
18 of 22 | Posted by: Tonya - salem - Friend
“Tim was a great friend and a greeat person we had a great time playing softball and doing anything togeather he will be missed our thoughts and...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Kenny& Tracey Mitchell - Mims, FL
“My thoughts are with you all, may you find comfort and peace.
20 of 22 | Posted by: Diane Jilek - Salem, NY
“Tim~ With a heavy heart I say goodbye my brother. Maybe now you'll have all the answers we couldn't always find together in His Word. I'll keep...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: David Barcus - Titusville, FL
“My sympathies to the Frakes family and all its extended members. I have so many cherished memories of times spent at the Frakes house during high...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Valerie Vevera Holt
Cambridge Timothy Dean Frakes, 49, died peacefully in the early hours of Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls with his family by his side. He had fought a courageous, four year battle with brain cancer.
Born Wednesday, October 3, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the son of Paul Dean Frakes of Titusville, Florida and Nancy C. (Clark) Moja of New Smyrna, Florida. With a dad in the military, the family lived in several locations, settling in Titusville, Florida where Tim graduated from high school. He joined the United States Air Force and received training as an electric power production specialist. He worked at various power plants including a stint in Alaska. After the service he moved back to Titusville where he worked for Orlando Utilities.
Drawn by the cooler climate and the natural beauty of the Northeast, in 1998 Tim moved his family north. First he worked at a power plant in Corinth and then for Plug Power in Latham. He was working in boiler room at Samaritan Hospital in Troy when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
After hearing that Cambridge had a highly recommended school district a house was purchased and the family settled in. From 1999 on, Cambridge has been home.
Tim loved to be with his family and friends. He made many trips to Florida and Missouri to be with them. He had a big heart and never knew a stranger. He will be remembered as an outstanding man and a tremendous father, Sarah"s, Sally's and Seth's HERO! He was a coach for the Cambridge Girls Softball League and was a fan at all their sporting events.
Tim was very proud of being an AA member for the past eleven years. He never hesitated to share his experiences with others, especially if he thought it would help them.
Along with his parents, Tim is survived by three children, Sarah E. Frakes of Schaghticoke, Sally Jo Frakes and Seth E. Frakes, both of Buskirk; the mother of his children, Alison J. Frakes of Buskirk; four siblings, Nancy Storey (Dr. Mark Storey) and Joseph C. Frakes (Debi) both of Titusville, Ted Frakes (Lynn) of California and Thomas-Tim's twin (Jennifer) who lives in Asia; many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog , a Puggle named John Deere aka JD.
A private burial service with military honors will be held at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville
At Tim's request a celebration to remember and honor his life is being held on Friday, June 29, 2012 beginning at 5 PM at the Capt. Maxson American Legion Post in the pole barn. Please come, bring a dish to pass and a story to share about this "High Tech Red Neck" with the big heart who liked to laugh. He will be missed and never forgotten.