Frank Notaris lost his courageous 17-year battle with prostate cancer on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Brooklyn, New York. A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, and a New York aficionado, he was born to Mary and Frank Notaris, who emigrated from Cortale, Italy. His work ethic, intelligence, and charm carried him to great success in his own practice as a Certified Public Accountant for over thirty years. He was well-respected and revered by his family, friends, clients, and employees. He was a veteran of the US Army and served overseas during the Korean War.
Frank was preceded in death by his much-loved wife Marie, who died unexpectedly on May 13, 2014. His similarly-adored sister, Pauline Notaris Pulvirenti, pre-deceased him as well. He is survived by his children — Mary Notaris and her spouse, Deborah DeFelice; Annemarie Girgenti and her husband, Vinny; and his son, James Notaris, and his wife, Amanda. He also has eight grandchildren, who he treasured and of whom he was immensely proud: Vincent, Jr., Nicholas, Jaime, Jason, Douglas, Austin, Russell, and Benjamin.
Frank survived five years of chemotherapy and was indignant that he was cut down in his prime. To the day of his death, Frank was insistent that this despicable disease no longer wreaks havoc on the lives of other men and their families. He believed in philanthropy and was extremely generous during his lifetime.