francis w.hyland
Greece: Born January 29, 1930 in Liverpool, England peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Frank was the beloved husband of 57 years to Anne M. Hayland; devoted father to Janet A. (Bruce) Meier , Graham P. (Arleen) Hyland, David J. (Christine)Hyland; He was blessed with eleven grandchildren, Brittany, Brendon, Allison, Hayley, Jillian, Alexandra, Tasha, Ian, Victoria, Jordanne, Sean; As one of nine children, Frank is survived by five siblings and has many nieces and nephews still in England. Frank emigrated from England to the United States in 1965 with his wife and three children. His love and generosity touched the lives of many in the Rochester area. He was one of the founders of the Little Guy's youth soccer league in Greece and coached for many years. He loved his family foremost and spent much of his time supporting his grandchildren with their various activities and sports. He worked as a tool maker and retired from Eastman Kodak Company in 1989 and continued the love of his craft by passing on his expertise and knowledge to his son David who owns Modelmax tool and die. Frank maintained his cheerful outlook and great sense of humor all the way to the end. Special thanks to all of Frank's friends and family who offered such wonderful care and support over the last couple of months. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday, February 29th, 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, 15 St. Mary's Place, Rochester, NY 14607. In lieu of flowers the donations may be made to St. Mary's Church in Frank's memory.

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  1. Although we have only known Frank for a few years both Bill and I have grown very fond of him. We always looked forward to seeing Frank on our visits to U.S.A.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to Anne and all his family.
    Eileen and Bill Catlow.

  2. During this difficult time, you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Frank was a very special guy and had a positive influence on many people in our community. We’ll all miss him. Love you guys, Rich & Pat.

  3. frank had a powerful spirit and a wonderful
    heart. the best of him stays with us through
    his great family.
    dan and allison king

  4. Frank, you were my 1st soccer coach, and one of the best!!! Your compassion and kind-hearted ways will truly be missed. You leave behind a family that will continue to make you proud. Rest in peace -mate.
    -Bill Rice

  5. I have very fond memories of Frank & Ann. When Frank started working at Kodak he became good friends with my husband Don. Frank & Ann would come to my house for a few beers. It was a lot of fun.

    Ann I am truly sorry for your loss. Contact me sometime when you are up to it.


  6. I was so sorry to hear of Franks passing. He was truly loved and will be missed. My deepest sympathy’s to Ann and the Hyland family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. I will always remember Frank with fond memories as my youth soccer coach in the early 70’s
    He made the experience one I will always treasure
    He was truly a wonderful father, husband and gentleman and will be greatly missed.

  8. My family and the Hyland’s were on the same flight from England to the US emigrating to start a new life. Our family’s spent many enjoyable times together. As we all got older and went our separate ways ironically my husband Bill ended up working with Frank at Kodak. We are sorry to hear of his passing but know that he enjoyed life and made a difference. Our sincerest condolences to you all.

  9. Very sorry for your loss. I remember like yesterday when Frank and family came to Northgate Manor to live. Your love and hospitality helped make it a great place to grow up.

  10. We have not known Frank long having only met up whilst visiting friends but we always enjoyed his company. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Rest in peace Frank. God bless.
    Gillian, Ian and Jack Thompson (Blackburn, Lancashire)

  11. We were so saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. May it be of some comfort to your family to know that we are thinking of you and you are all in our prayers.

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