Condolence & Memory Journal

Had the privilege of meeting you, with my father, George L Koloszar-which was also on the design team at Bendix. Brilliant. Wish you and your family the absolute best for the future. I just now learned of your passing. Kurt L Koloszar

Posted by Kurt Koloszar - South Bend, IN - Acquaintance   January 26, 2017

I was on the faculty of the Department of Engineering Science from 1963 to 1965. Frank was also in the department during those years. I enjoyed our association and considered him a true gentleman and an outstanding scholar. My wife and I extend our sincere sympathy at your loss.

Posted by Jim Doyle - Louisville, KY   January 06, 2017

Dear Mrs. Kobayashi and Yvonne, Bobby, John, and families,

I am so very sorry to hear of Dr. Kobayashi's passing. I remember him as a deeply kind man, both tolerant of and patient with all of us neighborhood kids when we played over at Yvonne and Bobby's house. Please know that my family and I are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest condolences, Liana (Odrcic)

Posted by Liana Odrcic - Shorewood, WI - Neighbor   January 03, 2017

Frank was one of the nicest person I ever met. He was very successful in his profession and family. He and Monique have raised their children very well. Thanks to Monique, taking very good care and support him all his life, so we were able to see him for many many years. He will be missed and remained in my memory forever.

Posted by Kaly Liell - Granger, IN - Friend   January 03, 2017

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. A man Notre Dame and Indiana could be very proud of. He left a legacy to be proud of in the family he left behind. Your loss is also our nations loss.

Posted by Harold Paul - North Liberty, IN   January 02, 2017

Yvonne, So sorry for your loss. Heard you talk about your dad and knew he must be a good father. Thinking about you. John and Sara Sharp

Posted by John and Sara Sharp - Arlington, MA - Family Friend   January 01, 2017

Bob and Renee,
So sorry to hear of your father (and in-law) 's death. What an accomplished life he lived even the trials he faced. And also what a long life he lived. You can ask for more than that. Cherish the many memories you have, and appreciate the good life he lived. Barb and Greg Brownell

Posted by Barb and Greg Brownell - South Bend, IN   January 01, 2017

My mother, Joanne Strahla worked with Dr. Kobayashi on 3rd floor of admin. bldg. for years. Her thoughts and prayers to the family. My mother is 87 yrs old now and has dementia. She thought very highly of him.

Posted by Jona Strahla - South Bend, IN   January 01, 2017


Sorry for the big loss of your daddy, Yvonne.

All I learned from you about your dad is that he is great dad and a great person.

Please take care of yourself.

Posted by Kathy Wang - Indianapolis, IN - Neighbor   December 31, 2016

To the Kobayashi family, we send you our sympathy. Frank left a wonderful and exciting legacy. He did so much for your family and for the family of Notre Dame. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Jo Ann and Gary Gabrich - South Bend, IN - Coworker   December 31, 2016

Dear Monique, John, Yvonne, and Bobby,

Your father was a true gentleman, a kind and respectful man. I keep warm memories of meetings with him. He was lucky to have such a wonderful family. Please receive all my condolences.

Posted by David Dorais - Montréal, QC   December 31, 2016


To Chi Yên, John, Yvonne, Bobby & Renee,

What a kindhearted and generous man your husband and father was. We are missing Francis along with you.
We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Thinking of you,

Cuong & Hang

Posted by Cuong & Hang NGUYEN KIM - Cambridge, MA - Family   December 31, 2016

Dear Monique,

Rose-Marie joins me in offering sincere condolences for your loss. Sadly we are out of the country and will not be returning until Jan 7, so we cannot be with you during this sad time. However, our love and prayers will be with you

Posted by Jim Merz - South Bend   December 30, 2016

Yvonne, Bobby, John, & Monique I am so very sorry for your loss of your wonderful father & husband. I will always remember him during my childhood when my brothers and I spent time at your house. He was an amazing father and I remember his sense of humor too with a smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all. Claire

Posted by Claire Dettling Shely - Mishawaka@geniusphonerepair., IN - Friend   December 29, 2016

Prayers for your entire family. God bless!

Posted by Delia Lozano Porras - Brookfield, IL - Friend   December 29, 2016