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Frank C. Giove, retired professor and accountant

May 31, 1926 – July 21, 2016

Frank C. Giove of Niagara Falls, a Niagara University professor, died Thursday at Elderwood at Wheatfield after a short illness. He was 90.

Born in Niagara Falls, he graduated from Niagara Falls High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 and reached the rank of lieutenant. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical sciences at Harvard University and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University.

He worked as a chemical engineer in Oak Ridge, Tenn., in the 1950s and then relocated to Niagara Falls, where he spent the rest of his life. He worked for 14 years as a stockbroker and assistant manager of Shearson Hammill & Co.

Beginning in 1974, he worked as both a certified public accountant at DF Cubello CPA and an accounting professor at Niagara University. He retired as an accountant in 2004 and as a professor in 2006.

He was a lifelong learner and enjoyed teaching anyone who wanted to learn. He spent a summer teaching students in Ukraine, coached his two sons in Little League baseball and taught his children a variety of sports.

He was a Detroit Tigers fan and loved to do crossword puzzles and play Scrabble and cribbage, which he taught to his nine grandchildren.

His work ethic encouraged his children and grandchildren to pursue their individual educations.

His wife, the former Paulette M. Yates, died in 1990 after 32 years of marriage.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathryn Blackman; two sons, Stephen Giove and David Giove; a brother, Anthony Giove; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.

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