Francis “Frank” R. Doolity, age 75, of Punta Gorda, FL formerly of Royal Palm Beach, FL and Saratoga Springs, NY, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2018.
Frank was born in Yonkers, NY on March 31, 1943 to the late Francis R. Doolity and Estelle McGovern Doolity. At a young age, Frank’s family moved to Bronxville, NY where he spent his early years and met his future wife and the love of his life, the former Lyndell Adair Burns. Frank graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School, attended Westchester Community College, and was a member of Epsilon Omega Zeta, receiving an AAS degree in Civil Engineering. He furthered his education studying Architectural Engineering at NY Institute of Technology.
Frank and Lyndell lived in Tarrytown, NY after they were married and Frank began his career as Senior Design Engineer for Mallory Battery Co. Frank and Lyndell moved to the Palm Beach area in 1972 and Frank embarked on a career in the solid waste industry. Frank joined Waste Management Inc. eventually becoming General Manager of Waste Management of Palm Beach. After 13 years in the Palm Beach area Frank transferred to Charlotte County where he was President and General Manager of Waste Management of Charlotte County. In 2000 Frank retired as Division Manager.
Frank enjoyed painting, Celtic music, blues, reading, investing and traveling. He was most fond of Ireland, exploring the origins of his family and loved playing the Irish golf courses. Frank enjoyed the game of golf and was known to engage in an occasional wager. Over the course of his life he had 3 holes in ones. He loved the Gator Nation but his greatest joy in life revolved around being with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He loved to tease and enjoyed relating a humorous story or two. Frank believed he had been blessed with the best family a man could expect. Three wonderful, loving, and compassionate children, three terrific grandchildren
with two more on the way, and the most selfless and caring wife any man could hope to marry.
Frank was a Governors Appointee of the Southwest Florida Private Industry Council, a Trustee of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, and an Advisory Board member of Charlotte Vo-Tech. He was on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society, Charlotte Harbor Rotary, Royal Order of Ponce de Leon Conquistadors. Frank was Co-Chairman of Charlotte County United Way, Co-Chairman of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. Frank was appointed to the Charlotte Assembly Steering Committee 1996 and 1998. Frank enjoyed mentoring students at the Charlotte High Read to Lead Program. He was the founder of the Charlotte High Invitational Golf Classic, founder of the Charlotte Sanitation Food Drive, and the Charlotte Sanitation Santa Calls.
Frank was a former member of the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, the Royal Palm Beach Country Club, the Village Golf Club, Punta Gorda Country Club, and a lifetime member of Palm Beach National Country Club. Frank was a U.S Army veteran and communicant of the Sacred Heart Church in Punta Gorda.
Frank was predeceased by his parents Frank and Estelle McGovern Doolity, brother Edward P. Doolity and sister Dale Ann Curcio. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Lyndell, daughters Cameron Christine Doolity (Donnie Amrhein) and Shannon Lyndell Doolity (Hugh Esterle), son Frank Chandler Doolity (Jennifer Doolity), granddaughter Morgan Wiegel, his best pal and grandson Logan Tyler Sorah, granddaughter Brinley Burns Esterle, and future Esterle granddaughter and grandson arriving in November, nephew Michael Doolity, nieces Elizabeth Bowman and Corrine Silio, and many beloved cousins, family, and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave. in Punta Gorda on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:00am. A celebration of Frank’s Life will be held Thursday, August 30, 2018 starting at 5:30pm, at the Captains Table, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade in Punta Gorda. In lieu of flowers please honor Frank’s generosity by doing a random act of kindness.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.