OBITUARY: Retired Master Sergeant Francis J. Szynaka, 86, of Melbourne, Passed Away Jan. 6

Was a 27-year U.S. Air Force veteran

Francis J. “Frank” Szynaka, 86 of Melbourne, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on January 6, 2022. He retired as Master Sergeant after 27 years in the U.S. Air Force. After retiring, Frank worked for the civil service for over 12 years.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Francis J. “Frank” Szynaka, 86 of Melbourne, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on January 6, 2022.

Frank was born September 25, 1935, in Mineola, Long Island, New York, to Francis and Catherine (Jaskot) Szynaka. He graduated from Woodstock Academy in June of 1954.

Frank then began a lifelong career in the Air Force. He retired as Master Sergeant after 27 years. After retiring, Frank worked for the civil service for over 12 years.

Frank was predeceased by Ruth Ann Szynaka, his high school sweetheart. They were married for 58 years from 1957-2015.

Survivors include his wife, Donnalee Szynaka, daughters, Donna T. Barnard (James), Brenda C. Szynaka, sons, Stephen F. Szynaka (Bobbie), Anthony T. Szynaka (Brooke), five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Frank was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling.

Services are planned with Beach Funeral Home.

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