BROOKS — Frank L. Shute, loving father, grandfather and brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 81.

Frank was born in 1939 in Brooks to Lester E. and Bernys “Kippy” Shute, née Ames, the second of eight children. He graduated from Morse Memorial High School, where he loved playing baseball and basketball. A graduation message written to him by a classmate said, “May you be as successful in life as you are in basketball.”

Frank served honorably in the Army, where he was deployed to the Korean Demilitarized Zone and was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and the Rifle Marksman badge and proudly served as a member of the Color Guard. Frank was passionate in his belief in America and ardently supported many veterans’ and American heritage charities.

After proudly serving his country, Frank settled in New York, where he started his family and worked for Eastman Kodak until retiring in 2001. Frank spent his spare time and retirement years traveling back to his childhood hometown of Brooks, where he planned on spending the remainder of his years surrounding himself with all the things he loved.

Frank is survived by his daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sister and generations of nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be greatly missed by all.

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