Frank W. Trafidlo

By on May 27, 2009

Frank W. Trafidlo, 94, of Elburn, formerly of Downers Grove, Ill., passed away May 21, 2009, at the Oak Crest Nursing Center in DeKalb.

He was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Chicago, to the late Walter and Mary Trafidlo.

Frank was a retired tool and die engineer and member of the International Association of Machinists Union.

He is survived by his loving children, Ron Trafidlo, Bonnie (Jack) Mack, and Connie (Doug) Lee; his caring grandchildren, Lisa (Dave) Williams, Debbie (Marc) Zolnierowcz, Sherri Mack (Steve Quiaoit), Ron (Neidi) Mack, Jenny (Paul) Evatt, Darcie (Bill) Carlson, Doug Lee Jr., Shawn Lee, Stacey (Mike) McClanahan, and Shelley Lee (Andy Barshinger), and his great-grandchildren Kyle, Nick, and Adam McClanahan, Kennedy Barshinger, Jessica, Alison, Melissa and Sara Williams, Kevin and Zack Zolnierowcz, Stephanie Mack, Christopher and Gabriella Mack, Hannah and Tanner Evatt. Frank is also survived by his sister-in-law, Frances Trafidlo; and two nephews, and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Jeanne Trafidlo; his brother, Edward Trafidlo; and his sister, Evelyn Zabielski.

Visitation and the service was May 26 at the Toon Funeral Home,4920 Main St., Downers Grove.

Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, Ill. For further information, call (630) 968-0408 or visit