Frank C. Belitsky, Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Retired; 91, of Groton, died on July 23, 2011 at Apple Valley Center in Ayer. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 28, 1919 son of the late Herman and Rebecca (Kaytes) Belitsky and was the husband of the late Maria (Weiss) Belitsky who died in 2009.He grew up in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1927 and received a Business Degree from Temple University in 1941. Frank worked at the Frankfort Arsenal and was later drafted into the U.S. Army during WW 1942. Lt. Col Belitsky served in the European Theatre, Puerto Rico and many places stateside. He served for 21 years and retired in 1963. Frank had many jobs and volunteer work after his retirement, including Executive Director of American Red Cross in Nashua, Field Director of American Red Cross at Fort Devens, and served on the State Civil Defense.
He has made his home in Groton since 1963 and was a member and Past Commander of the Laurence E. Gay Legion Post of Groton, the VFW Post #3291 of Pepperell and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Frank was also a member of Sacred Heart and St. James Churches of Groton. He was also a Charter Member of Groton Rotary.
His survivors include 2 daughters, Dagmar Boisseau of Ayer, Ingmar Belitsky of Groton, and a son Jeffrey Belitsky of Gardner. A brother Jack Belitsky and a sister Bernice Brown both of Philadelphia, PA. He is also survived by 4 Grandchildren A.J. Boisseau, Nicholas Boisseau, David Belitsky and Christine Belitsky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Grace, worshipping at St. James Church, St. James Ave., West Groton, MA on Thursday July 28 at 10 am. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Alzheimerâ€™s Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. Please see www.badgerfuneral.com.