It is with great sadness that we let our neighbors know that our friend and OPT Board of Directors member, Frank Aranza, passed away on June 11, 2012 after a sudden and brief illness. Frank and his wife, Robin have lived in Oak Park Trails for 17 years and have been active contributors and neighbors in our community in many ways. We wish to express our deepest condolences to his family in this time of difficult loss. Memorial services are pending and we will provide details when they are available.
Always with a smile, a guiding hand and service to his fellow neighbors, Frank leaves a legacy that has touched many lives. As described in this article in the GHBA newsletter, Frank was actively involved in the housing industry for more than 30 years, dedicating his career to educating others on the value of building an “energy efficient home” in his role at the Dow Chemical Co.
At GHBA, Frank served as an Executive Committee Presidential Appointee, and as the Associate Council’s liaison to the Custom Builders Council Steering Committee. He was also an integral part of the GHBA Education Committee and the New Home & Remodeling Show Committee. Frank was awarded the Associate of the Year honor in 2004.
Frank’s true legacy at the GHBA was his tireless work on the association’s annual Adopt-a-Family holiday project, which aids needy families. In 2009, the program was renamed in his honor.
His professional and personal community involvement included serving as president of Houston Woo-Hoo Club 23 and where he was named 2003 Member of the Year. He also served on the Houston board of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and was recognized as 2003 Chapter Person of the Year. Aranza was also actively involved with Boy Scouts of America, receiving the 2003 Scoutmaster Award of Appreciation.
Always a steadfast neighbor with a welcoming smile and helping hand, Frank will be missed by our community. We thank you, Frank, for the countless ways you touched our lives and wish you godspeed.
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