Frank Gregrich, loved son, brother, uncle, passed away on 20 January 2013 at home in Salt Lake City, due to natural causes. He was 94 years old. Frank was born in Tooele on December 12, 1918 to immigrant parents from Croatia, Vid and Mary Gregrich. His father died of influenza in the epidemic of 1918, when Frank was only seventeen days old, being the youngest of seven. He began school in Oregon, where he lived for a time with his older sister, Eleanor and her husband. As a young boy, he learned hard work on the family farm. Frank was skilled in the field of electronics and was an aviation enthusiast. His interest in these two subjects was lifelong. He learned to fly fixed-wing aircraft as a very young man, and flew gliders as a hobby. When he entered the military during WW II, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps, trained in Steerman PT-17's, received his wings, and saw combat in the in the Pacific Theatre, serving in India and Burma. His knowledge of aviation was encyclopedic, and he could expertly describe nearly any vintage airplane, including its engine, its horsepower, and the name of the manufacturer. For a time he was employed at Croft Electronics in Salt Lake City. During the Vietnam War, his aviation skills earned him a position as flight instructor at Ross Aviation, a civilian contractor with the US Army and later the Air Force. He trained both American and foreign students from US allies, at installations in Ft. Stewart, Georgia, Enid, Oklahoma, and Hondo, Texas. He was known for his hard work, dedication, and great intellect for electronics. He traveled many places all over the world. Fie loved collecting old electronics and radios. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Eleanor Luketic, brothers, Martin, John, Joe, Peter and baby brother Robert Gregrich. He is survived by nephews and nieces, Richard (Dolly) Gregrich, Roger (Carol) Gregrich, Deborah Gregrich, Judy McLaws and Pat Warburton. A graveside service was held at Tooele City Cemetery on Monday, 28 January 2013, where interment took place. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your favorite charity. ï¿½\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Frank Gregrich please visit our Sympathy Store.