Frank Montalbano III
Frank Montalbano, III, age 73, of Tallahassee, Florida, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021, in Beaumont, Texas. He was born March 6, 1948, to Tommie Ruth Messer and Frank Montalbano, Jr. in Beaumont, Texas. Frank was a proud graduate of Texas A & M University class of 1970 and a United States Air Force Veteran.
He was a certified wildlife biologist for Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for 32 years, retiring in 2005.
One of his greatest pleasures was hunting ducks, geese, doves, and deer, and he was getting his hunting camp at LaBelle, Texas, ready for duck season when he passed away. He was a masterful Labrador retriever trainer from his first dog Lady to his last dog Aggie.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Steinman Montalbano; his children Tom Montalbano (Tricia) of Tallahassee, Florida; Robbie Montalbano also of Tallahassee; and beloved yellow lab Aggie (Yellow Rose of Aggieland); also, Anne’s children Brian Meter of Oak Park, Michigan; Christopher Meter (Cameron) of Seattle, Washington; and Elizabeth Meter Smith (Bryan) of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan; seven grandchildren Summer, Brian, Riley, Lucille, Marietta, Brooklyn, and Frankie. He is also survived by his brother Tom Montalbano (Gail) of Lumberton, Texas; and sister Diana Braquet (Brian) of Tyler, Texas; and many Montalbano and Messer cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his first wife, Nancy Ann Silcox Montalbano.
There will be a gathering of friends and family at noon on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at LaBelle Ranch picnic area on Taylor’s Bayou.
Funeral services will be at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, please send charitable donations to Good Shepherd Church, 4665 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, Florida, 32309; or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida, 32308.
Gathering of Family and Friends
LaBelle Ranch Picnic Area
- Labelle Road, Beaumont, Texas, 77705,
- November 20, 2021
- 12:00 pm
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
- 4665, Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida, 32309,
- December 4, 2021