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“I am so sorry to learn of Frank's passing. He was a wonderful man that made me smile. I loved to hear his stories. I was fortunate enough to help...Read More »
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“Our condolences to you Judy and your family. Our hearts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Macunovich - Canton, MI

“He was a wonderful man always making us smile when we were growing up. Too many Haverhill memories to list. He will truly be missed. The entire...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Cathy & Mary Ann Kassab - MI

“I was lucky enough to get know Frank Dulapa when his son Tom married my sister Sheila. He was amazing guy who always was kind and loving husband,...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kelly Collins - Auburn Hills, MI

“On behalf of Univ of Detroit Mercy Titan Fans, may Frank Dulapa be Resting-in-Peace. He was a Great Titan.Mark Mikula.Rochester HIlls ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Mikula

“I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Frank from my childhood. Haverhill and Edmore in Detroit, the Bella Vista in Caseville, barbecues,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Naert - Shelby Township, MI

“It was with great pleaure to know Frank.Tom an I booth loved him very much.We enjoued our visits when he an Pat came to Dallas or we went to Warren...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lou Allen - Rowlett, TX - Family

“I'm so sorry for your lose. Uncle Frank was a great person & will be greatly missed. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Carolyn Rogers - Rowlett, TX

Frank E. Dulapa, Age 99 of Warren, died Monday, May 7, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born October 6, 1918 in Flint, Michigan, son of the late Edward and the late Veronica (nee: Kata) Dulapa.

The proud son of Polish immigrants, Frank and his family would eventually make their way to Hamtramck in the early 1920's. He attended St. Florian Grade School, and graduated from Hamtramck High School, the Class of 1937. He then went on to attend the University of Detroit on a basketball scholarship and was both a teammate & friend of All-American, Bob Calihan, of whom the U of D basketball arena now bears his name. Frank received his Bachelors Degree in accounting in 1941.

World War II had just broken out which led Frank to enlist in the U.S. Navy. Soon afterwards, he was sent to Japan. Perhaps it was merely a coincidence, but it wasn't too long after Frank enlisted that the Japanese surrendered.

Upon returning from the war, Frank began his career in the insurance industry and went to work in downtown Detroit. It was there that he met his wife, Patricia Allen. The two were married in 1950 at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe. They settled in on Detroit's east side, joined St. Matthew's parish, and raised their five children.

With the kids now grown and out of the house, Frank & Pat moved to Warren where he began a new chapter in his life accepting a position with London United Investments overseeing their U.S. operations. This afforded Frank & Pat the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. and Europe, frequently flying aboard the Concorde and sailing on the Q.E.II. He would retire in 1990 at the age of 72.

Frank enjoyed travel and fine dining,…but his greatest joy was, simply, spending time with his loved ones making those special memories to last a lifetime. He had a profound impact on them all and touched each of their lives deeply, from his five beautiful children to his 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Frank was, truly, one in a million.

Frank was the beloved husband of 60 years to the late Marion "Pat". Dearest father of Judy (Bob) Kiessel, Tim Dulapa, Mary Pat (Rick) Benton, Tom (Sheila) Dulapa and Michael (Dana) Dulapa. Loving grandfather of Jennifer (Eric) Marsman, Elizabeth (Mark) Zimmerman, Christina (Joe) Potkay, Angela Kiessel, Mark Benton, Jaclyn (Kurt) Ryder, Zachary Benton, Tommy Dulapa, Sarah (Ryan) Chandonnet, Danny Dulapa, Molly Dulapa, Patrick Dulapa, Brian Dulapa, Darcy Dulapa, Kiley Dulapa, and great-grandfather of Victoria, Fiona and Gabriel Marsman, Luke and Max Zimmerman, Abigail and Viola Potkay, Lena and Elden Ryder and Cameron Chandonnet.

Visitation for Frank will be held Thursday, May 10th from 3-9 pm, with a 7 pm Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd.) in Warren.

He will lie in state on Friday from 9:00 am until the time of his Funeral Mass at 9:30 am at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church, 31555 Hoover Road, Warren, MI 48093.

Following Mass, Frank will join his beloved Patricia as he is laid to rest, with Military Honors, at Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Road in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Please share memories at Mr. Dulapa's guest book above.