Franklin M. Graziano, MD

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Frank M. Graziano passed away peacefully, at home, on September 22, 2021, after a long battle with cancer, at age 79. He always fondly remembered his childhood in Bangor, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Grace (Farace) Graziano.

Frank is survived by his wife, and best friend, Mary; children, Teresa (Steve), Frank Jr. (Xiaowen), and Alicia (Jim); 5 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren; sister, Maria and many beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Frank received his BS from St. Joseph’s, his Masters from Villanova, and his MD/PhD from the University of Virginia. He spent 35 years in practice at the University of Wisconsin, focused on treatment and research of HIV/AIDS and Immunology. His passion for HIV/AIDS education took him to many parts of the world with Uganda, Africa being the most important to him. Frank spent his retirement years continuing his HIV/AIDS work in Africa, teaching medical topics at Clarke University, and traveling internationally with Mary. In his free time he focused on family; traveling and attending activities and sporting events of children and then grandchildren. He enjoyed all sporting event; especially swim meets. Frank and Mary enjoyed exploring international cuisine with fellow faculty of the University. He was an avid runner and participated in numerous marathons and races around the Midwest.

A small, private memorial will held at a later date at the family home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider donating, or participating, in AIDS Walk WI.