Capt. Frank C. Kolda, U.S.N. Ret., 96, passed away November 17, 2022. He was born on February 2, 1926, in Tennant, California.
Frank married Martha Ann Scecina on August 23, 1952 at St. Patrick’s Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife Martha of 70 years; 5 children - Dr. Michael Kolda and wife Kim, Patrick Kolda, Jean Marie Kolda Fox and husband Gary, Bridget Kolda, and Dr. Timothy Kolda and wife Annette; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Marine Cpl. Zachary Kolda.
Frank served in the United States Navy from 1943 through 1971. He had a distinguished career as a naval aviator and meteorologist, and had several classified assignments during the Cold War era.
Frank will always be remembered for his love of God, the Catholic Church, and his devotion to his wife. He was an exemplary husband, father, grandfather and patriot.
Visitation will be held at 6pm November 22, 2022 at St. Pius X Catholic Church followed by a Rosary at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at 11:30am November 23, 2022 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment to follow at 1pm at Seaside Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be: Ian Kolda, Bob Buchanan, Joseph Kolda, Darrell Thompson, Nathan Kolda, and Benjamin Fox.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church.