Frank William Vavrinek - October 26, 2008

 RAVENA – Frank William Vavrinek, 94, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 26, 2008 at his residence.  Frank was born in Queens, NY.  He was a retired commercial artist in NY City.  Frank was known for designing the original scoreboard at Mets Stadium and designed the General Foods Archway for the World’s Fair.  He was very proud of working during WWII on preparation and design of the defense instruction manuals for the U.S. Navy torpedoes and submarines.

     Frank was an avid fisherman, hunter, reader and history buff.  He completed the NY Times crossword puzzle daily until the very end of his wonderful life.

     Survivors include his only son, Barry S. Vavrinek of Ravena;  granddaughters, Stacey Vavrinek of FL and Karlie Vavrinek of Ravena;  and great-grandson, Sean “Johnathon” Maile of FL.  Frank was predeceased by his wife Olga Vavrinek in 2004.

     All services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Contributions in memory of Frank may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.