Warsick, Frank M. – September 25, 1925-September 4, 2018–his light shone to God's glory on earth and is now shining in Heaven. A U.S. Navy World War II veteran, Frank served in many vocations during his almost 93 years of life. However, his passion remained music. Self-taught initially, he began playing trombone at age 17, entering the United States Naval Band. After discharge, he continued formal training at University of Tampa, earning his degree in music education. While at UT, he played trombone in the Tampa Philharmonic under direction of conductors Lyman Wiltse and Alfredo Antonini. Additionally, Frank enjoyed playing in “Big Band” ensembles in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, including the Swing Sound and The Serenaders. Yet, he treasured most among his accomplishments creating and nurturing band programs, both in the Hillsborough County School District and particularly at Temple Heights Christian School.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Laxton Warsick and leaves behind to celebrate his life his children: Francine (Adam) Gersting; Michael (Sherri) Warsick; Katrina (Ron) Warsick-Rinzivillo; grandchildren, Dr. Nicole (Jake) Brainard, Alan Haddock, Daniel Warsick; sister-in-law Carol Laxton; niece, Claudia Snook; nephews, Bob (Cindy) Laxton; Paul (Sydney) Laxton; Mark (Alice) Laxton; Steve (Linda) Stoltenborg; as well as many beloved great nieces, nephews and friends. Frank's family expresses deep appreciation for the care provided him, especially by Dr. Arnie Tannenbaum & Associates, Dr. Khaja Zaki, Dr. Radhika Menon as well as the staff of Bayonet Point Hospital.