In Loving Memory of Franco "Frank" W. Giudici
August 21, 1928 - June 20, 2010
A resident of Laguna Woods Village, California, succumbed to leukemia at home at the age of 81. Frank was born to Rico and Frances Giudici, immigrant Italian parents, and raised in San Rafael, California. He graduated from San Rafael High School in 1946 and from Santa Clara University with an accounting degree in 1950. He first became an accountant in San Francisco, then a sports coach at Hanna Boys Center, Sonoma, then a U. S. Army artillery instructor during the Korean conflict, before finding his life's path at Unity School for Religious Studies in Lee's Summit, Missouri, ordained as a Unity Minister in 1968. There he met and married Martha James in 1969, his wife and co-minister until her death in 2000. Frank served in field ministries at Valley Stream, New York, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Phoenix, Arizona. He returned to Unity Village as Chairman of Biblical Studies and Skills at Unity School, and Minister at Unity Village chapel. Frank authored seven audio cassette talks, including, "Turning Anger Into Love," "What We Can Learn from Genesis" and "Love Yourself to Wholeness." In recognition of his dynamic leadership as well-known and innovative Bible scholar and his contributions to raising the awareness of Unity in the world, in 1995 he received the Charles Fillmore award. Frank retired to California in 1994, but had continued to support the work of Unity until his transition. He is survived by his step-daughters, Janelle and Janette James, grandchildren Maceo, Jerell and Maya Oliver, great-grandson Alexander, and extended family in Reno, Denver and Taino, Italy. The family thanks his friends and former students for their loving condolences. A private memorial will be held. Donations may be made to Unity School or the Association of Unity Ministers in lieu of flowers.
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