Frank R. Gnatek |

Frank R. Gnatek

Frank R. Gnatek

Frank R. Gnatek, 77, died September 26, 2010 at Saint Mary’s Hospital from complications associated with his battle against lymphoma. His beloved wife Joline was by his side.

Frank is a native of Hadley, Massachusetts and studied at the Maryland Institute of Art. Locally, he was a member of the “Village Artists” of Parachute and the Glenwood Springs Art Guild.

Noted for his drawings, Frank’s media includes watercolors, dry point etchings and some oils. His lifetime passion of illustrating art while travelling the United States with wife Joline has resulted in his receiving numerous awards. His art can be found in private collections in the US as well as Europe, Canada and Japan.

Frank served his country proudly in the armed forces.

He loved the outdoors and was devoted to his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed entertaining family and friends whenever possible.

Frank is survived by his wife Joline, sons Mark and Dirk, and siblings Kathy, Mary Ann, Leonard, John, and William as well as grandchildren, great-grand children, nephews, nieces and cousins.

A celebration of Frank’s life with family and friends will be planned at the Grand Valley United Methodist Church on October 15th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The American Cancer Society in the name of Frank Gnatek or in the name of someone you love that has lost their life to cancer. Condolences to the family may be left at

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