Frank M. Gondorchin
February 8, 1973 - October 27, 2023
November 9, 2023 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Yurs Funeral Home
405 E. Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
- 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 email@example.com 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 Chipinbatavia.org/BFEE, PO Box 1003, Batavia, Il 60510 or to Batavia Activity & Athletic Foundation (“BAAF”) at Bataviaaaf.com. Please include “in memory of Frank Gondorchin” in the memo field.