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Frank M. Gondorchin

February 8, 1973 - October 27, 2023

Frank M. Gondorchin Frank M. Gondorchin
    November 9, 2023 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • November 10, 2023 | 11:00 A.M.
  • United Methodist Church of Geneva
    211 Hamilton Street
    Geneva, Illinois 60134

Frank Matthew Gondorchin, 50 years old, of Batavia, IL, passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2023.

Frank was born on February 8, 1973 in Akron, Ohio to parents John and Barbara Gondorchin. After graduating from high school, Frank went on to attend West Virginia University, Malone College, and Cleveland State University.  He played the position of Offensive Lineman with West Virginia University and Malone College’s football teams.  

Frank held a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and an MBA.  He also earned a Project Management Professional Certification and enjoyed a career of over twenty years in program and project management, most recently serving as a Project Manager in the Program Management Office of Pactiv Evergreen Inc. in Lake Forest, Illinois.  

Frank had a larger-than-life personality with an unmistakable presence when he walked into a room.  He loved to tell stories and talk about current events with passion, animation, and humor and he knew no strangers.  He found joy in simplicity and made no secret of his favorite things:  He loved football in any form, whether playing, watching, or coaching.  Starting at a young age as a violinist in the Akron Youth Symphony, he was inspired by music and his appreciation of it was clear throughout his life, whether playing his guitar or listening to his favorite bands.  Frank also appreciated relaxing with a bourbon on the rocks and was happy to spare the top shelf for others; just a simple everyday bourbon would do.  When it came to physical activities, his commitment and drive were unmatched, whether playing football, cycling, or power lifting.

At the center of Frank’s life was his greatest joy of all:  his family.  Frank met his wife, Jennifer (Jacobus), in November of 2000.  They started dating in April of 2001 and they knew quickly they had found lifelong partners in each other.  Frank’s early declaration of his love for Jen was consistent with his approach to much in life, emphatic and unmistakable, and the couple was engaged six months later.  In August of 2002, Frank and Jennifer were married.  Together, Jennifer and Frank introduced two beloved sons to the world, Andrew David and Jacob Ryan.   Frank could not have been prouder of his boys.  Whether playing sports, teaching, solving problems, creating new adventures, or cracking up over household shenanigans, Frank’s unconditional love of his sons was steadfast and abundant.

Frank is survived by his wife and sons, Jennifer, Andrew, and Jacob Gondorchin of Batavia, IL, his mother and father, John and Barb Gondorchin of Tallmadge, OH, his sister, Helen Gondorchin of Olmsted Falls, OH, his mother and father-in-law Bonnie and David Jacobus of Victor, NY, his brother and sister-in-law Donald and Jessica Jacobus, his niece and nephews, Grace Jacobus, David Jacobus and Ryan Jacobus of Twinsburg, OH, and his Goddaughter, Gia Dias of Elburn, IL.

To honor Frank and the many lives he touched, a visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles, IL.  At the visitation, please feel comfortable to honor his memory by wearing your favorite Batavia Bulldogs, WVU, sports team gear or concert t-shirt.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. at United Methodist Church of Geneva (UMCG) in Geneva, IL with burial immediately following.  An additional time for visitation will be held at UMCG from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. on Friday prior to the funeral service.  

Frank’s family invites anyone who would like to share a favorite story or memory of Frank to send them to so that Jennifer, Andrew and Jacob can cherish these stories and memories of Frank for the years to come.

Memorial donations can be made to Frank’s favorite local charities, Chip In, Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence at, PO Box 1003, Batavia, Il 60510 or to Batavia Activity & Athletic Foundation (“BAAF”) at  Please include “in memory of Frank Gondorchin” in the memo field.  


Paul Adamian from Batavia, IL

"Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Gondorchin Family. Frank was a great neighbor that showcased the best of our community! Gone far too soon."

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"Jennifer & Family, we extend our deep sympathy to all. May you find peace in sadness and light after. XO"

Liz Carson from Geneva, IL

"My Deepest sympathy to Jen and family. I played music with Frank a few times and he was a super nice guy, funny and great to be around. Way to young. I am so so sorry for your loss."

Thomas Kroc from Batavia, IL

"Too soon! Frank was a wonderful person and a beast on the bike. Heartfelt condolences to to Jen, Drew, and Jake."

Craig Gondorcin from Mentor, OH

"John, Barb, Jen, Drew and Jake I am at a loss for words! I truly enjoyed talking to Frank on messenger about our families past. I wish I could of met him!!! Hugs to you all."

Jeff White from Fort Worth, TX

"I will always remember our times together as cousins in Akron, Ashtabula, and at WVU watching Frank play football. He will be missed by all and our lives are better for knowing him in the time that he was with us on this earth. Much love to all from your Texas family"

Dan and Michele Kline from St.Charles, IL

"We are so sorry to hear about Frank! Our prayers and thoughts are with you and hoping we can give you strength during this difficult Time! May God Bless your family ! Dan and Michele Kline"

Jeremy McClure from Hartville, OH

"My deepest sympathies and condolences to Frank’s family and friends."

Latoya Woods from Plano, IL

"My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this time. May the Lord give you strength during this difficult time. Peace and blessings."

Martin and Margie Goliak from Batavia , IL

"We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences."

Mark DiDonato from Cleveland , OH

"Frank my sister Beth's classmate at Akron Garfield High school. He was a great person. We always talked football, and he was such a monster on the field. I was always amazed at how such a big strong guy could also be such a proficient violin player. Later on, I always got a kick out of his posts on Facebook. He saw through the conservative political agenda with x-ray eyes. In summary, he was awesome. I am so sorry for your loss. May these memories be blessings that you take into the future."

Jay Brooks from Grovecity , OH

"I am very saddened about this, and I has been till today that I could even post anything. I met Frank in High School when we played in the North South Allstar game. He was my freshman roommate and was the most unique person I have ever met. Smart, witty, creative, funny, musically gifted, are just some of the adjectives that come to mind. I will definitely be at the funeral so that I can tell some of the many stories I have about Gondo! I l9ve him, and will miss him, rest in peace my friend!"

Donica Parker from Katy, TX

"You always hear people say how great of a person someone was when they pass away, but FRANK? It would be unanimous, EVERONE would say and it would be the TRUTH, Frank was a GREAT guy. He was funny, always had these crazy dad jokes and sayings a few I have adopted. I would laugh so hard when he would say in a meeting of all places, "I'm mopping up what you're spilling" to say he understood what someone was saying. He recently told me about the concert he and Jennifer went to and how much fun they had and how he realized how he couldn't do the things he used to do when he was younger, he was a character. He was this big guy with such a gentle spirit. I enjoyed working with him. He was so genuine, he would ping me "can you talk" I'd say yea, he'd call and just say "I appreciate you Donica". Project Management is project management, you can take this skill and do what you do anywhere. What makes working at Pactiv Evergreen so enjoyable is your project team, the people you work with make the difference, Frank made the difference! He will be missed! I will continue to pray the peace of God that passes all understanding for Frank's family and friends. This is a hard one to swallow, but God is mindful of us and He will carry us through this, His plan is greater than ours. Continue to trust Him."

Kathy Mainzer from Pasadena, CA

"We were truly stunned when Heidi called to tell us of Frank’s passing. We are so saddened for your loss. As we remember our years in Akron, Frank and your family are never far from our thoughts. We are so thankful you were our neighbors, and the kids could grow up together. I believe Amy and Frank managed to stay in touch. We will always remember Frank’s talents and energy. All our love and friendship to Frank’s family."

Rob Tucker from Batavia, IL

"Frank was emphatic, compassionate and certain about the things that were dear to him. Most notably, his wonderful boys and loving wife! This I experienced being his backyard neighbor for many years. We shared thoughts and ideas. We aligned in many subjects…especially of society and politics! A perfect contrast of Frank was a strong guy with a manly beard wearing a T-shirt proudly exclaiming “Snowflake”! Always respected his confidence in important factors in life! You’ll be missed, Frank! Rest in Peace!"

Deborah Wardlaw from Oklahoma City, OK

"I had only worked with Frank briefly and could not have asked for a better colleague. He was genuine, proactive, and really a fantastic human. From day one, I knew he greatly loved and appreciated his family.Frank's gregarious personality and wit will be missed.You all are in my thoughts and prayers. - Deborah"

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