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Frank DeSandre Sr. (9-23-21)

Frank Arthur DeSandre Sr., M.D., 82, recently of Dadeville, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23.
He is survived by his children, Frank Arthur DeSandre Jr. (Deana), David Harrison DeSandre (Terri), Lisa Ann DeSandre, Dana DeSandre Rickman (Matt) and Allison DeSandre Bentley (David); 11 grandchildren; siblings, Arnold L. DeSandre (Layne), Kathryn D. Wright, Marjory E. DeSandre, Hank A. DeSandre (Peggy), Ruth D. Meyer (Ron) and Sally J. DeSandre; and one sister-in-law, Iris DeSandre.
He was preceded in death by parents, Otto Anthony DeSandre and Dorothy Louise Mitchell; and brother, Aldo R. DeSandre.
Frank, known by many as “Dr. Frank,” was born March 29, 1939, in Joliet, Illinois.
He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago. He worked as an OBGYN his entire career and retired in 2013. He was an advocate of natural childbirth. He was charismatic, inquisitive, intelligent, and loved by many. He had many hobbies and interests throughout his lifetime including bowling, backgammon, computers, stained glass, antiques, shag dancing, photography, scuba and fish care. He loved his dogs over the years.
Per his wishes, Frank will be remembered at home privately with his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Camp ASCCA, P.O. Box 21, Jacksons Gap, Ala. 36861 or www.campascca.org.
Arrangements by Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory of Opelika, Ala.; www.jeffcoattrant.com.