In Memory Of Frank Radke


It is with a sad heart that I report on the passing of Frank Radtke
“Fakini” , Sunday, November 8th.  Frank was honored at this past Get Together with a plaque honoring his contribution to magic the past 40 years.  Frank helped many Magicians in the magic community and will be greatly missed.

Frank was born March 20, 1940, to Eva and Clarence Radtke who preceded him in death. He married Joyce Myers who passed
away in 1998. Frank was a longtime magician, and was known throughout the world as the originator of the silicone balls. He was a member of the IBM, SAM Ring 68 and the International Magic Collectors Association. He was also
an avid knife collector. Surviving are his daughters, Melanie and Susan, and sons, Frank, Edward, Randy and Michael; sister, Nora Roundell, and very special mate, Judy Sharp and her children. He also leaves behind 27 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Frank has helped and touched many in the magic community. He will be greatly missed. Friends may call at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., on Friday, November 13, 2009 from 2 to 7 p.m. There will be a Broken Wand Ceremony at 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to Promedica Hospice, 5100 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, OH 43560.

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