Frank "Lou" Soave
November 03, 1944 - October 05, 2017


Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale


Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale


Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 West Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale

Soave, Frank “Lou”, 72, a resident of Oak Park, died Thursday, October 5, 2017.  He was born November 3, 1944 in Detroit to Frank and Mafalda.  Beloved husband of Elaine.  Loving father of Brian (Trisha) Friday, Jon and Gina.  Dearest Papa Frank of Austin, Jack, Lou, Christopher, Lily and Olivia.  Brother of Kerry.  Visitation Tuesday 2 – 8 pm and Wednesday 10 am until service 11 am at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, 500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.  Memorial contributions to Wounded Warrior Project. 


Haven't seen Frank in years but the long time lapse hasn't diminished memories that readily come to mind of the fine guy he was. The pangs of sorrow felt at learning of his passing accompany remembrance of his consistent good nature, good cheer, and abundance of good will.

We're remembering Frank as effervescent and "as on" as someone can possibly be and still be 100% genuine. Memory and recollection suggest that that unique characteristic remained part of his personality throughout his entire life.

Our condolences to all of Frank's family.

---Lee & Mary Barris

I was in 10th grade Frank was a senior. We were in art class and boy were you funny and did I have a crush on you. I thought you were the handsomest guy in our high school. I even drew (a good likeness) of your high school senior picture that you gave me (and I still have). Fast forward 40 years, ended up playing bunco at Elaine and your home. Shared some good times, good laughs, the cruise the cruise parties and Elaine's birthday & your anniversary. I'm going to miss you Frank, may you R.I.P. my friend.

My dear neighbor for the last twenty two plus years. He and I always teased each other concerning the condition of our lawns. He would come down to my house to visit or vice versa. I constantly stopped in to his auto shop to shoot the breeze. My family is very much saddened to hear of his passing. This one hurts bad. My only hope is that if I make heavens list, Frank has a tee time arranged for him and myself. God bless Elaine and family.

I only knew Frank for 20 years. My husband, David, was his friend and partner. Frank was a gentle man. He loved children. On Saturdays, when my grandbabies went to see Papa Dave, they would want to see Mr. Frank. He loved his wife as well. Frank will be missed. Praying for Elaine and his family.

To Elaine and all of the Soave family, please accept my sincerest condolences on Frank's passing, an OPHS '62 classmate. May he rest in peace, and his soul be blessed.

Frank has been a very close friend since grade school, through high school and on the golf course many times since. I have only known Frank to be a good person, a person that people want to be around for his humor and his friendship. My memories of Frank are ones that I look back on often and they always make smile. It was very sad to hear of his passing, but he will always be in my hart.

Frank was the best bother-in law and friend anyone could have been blessed to have. You will never meet anyone who has so many people call him their Best friend. He had this special way to brighten every room he walked into and made everyone laugh. I am so grateful to been apart of his life. You will always have a special place in my heart. Thanks for all the great times. RIP Frank.

Frank working on a car, in our driveway back in 1972. He and his family were loving and kind to us.

My first love, Franks passing brings up lots of memories.
My deepest sympathy to his wife Elaine and his entire family,
I know he will be greatly missed by them and his many friends.


Sylvia and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend who was also best man at our wedding in 1968. Our hearts go out to his family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Haven't seen Lou for many years but always remember our ping pong games in the basement in the late 60's-early 70's.
May he rest in peace!

My condolences to the family. Death claims the lives of those we love. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time.-2Corinthians 1:3,4

Dear Elaine You & Your Children have my Heartfelt Sorrow for the Death of Your Beloved Precious Husband Frank.Isaiah 25:8.

Ken and I were customers of Frank, who we found to be a kind, personable, fair and honest business owner and person. He and Slim have taken such good care of our old cars! We enjoyed visiting with Frank at the shop, his humor, love of family and enthusiasm for life always made our day. Ken is grateful that he stopped in to visit with Frank right before we sadly and suddenly lost him. We are shocked and saddened to just now learn the news of his passing. We heard that it was standing room only at the funeral home, and we are not surprised. Frank was one good and well loved man. May God comfort Frank's loved ones with His everlasting peace and strength as they mourn.


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