Frank Montalbo Death – Obituary, Funeral, Cause Of Death
Yesterday, right before I went into reading Romeo and Juliet with the Plague of Players, I got the shocking news that a dear old friend had died.
Most of you will not know who Frank Montalbo was. He was not a fan of social media and somehow resisted it in every way. (He would also put his EZ Pass in a shielded envelope when it wasn’t being used, just in case someone might be tracking him. So… a private or paranoid person in many ways.)
But to me, he was the jovial-or-gloomy profane, gayer-than-gay college friend who sued the police department when they wouldn’t let him into the academy because he was HIV+. He was the “Of course I’ll come pick you up at 3AM in Manhattan and why don’t you have AAA, whatdafuk is wrong witchu, marone!?” buddy.
He proposed to me once because if he did become a cop, he’d have great benefits. “And just think of all the hot women in uniform you’d meet!” he added as an enticement.
He was the man who held my hand in an excruciating grip as one of the many experimental treatments for KS left him with burns and scars much worse than the actual cancer but everyone was dying and despite my reservations I would do anything he needed if it might keep him calling me at 9PM and telling me all about the last terrible hook up he had.
He was my best man for our wedding. He planned our “not married yet” party by issuing ransom notes as the invitation, telling people to bring goods and cash at a certain time or we’d get whacked. Where they gave out cap guns and centerfold picture bubble gum and ribbon wrapped black candles as favors to the guests.
He admitted hooking up with an ex who was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home to help him write the toast he gave at our wedding. And the guy was happy to do so! Which led to the amazing moment when Frank, in a peach waistcoat to match Karen’s dress, gravely intoned, “So in this story, Rut; ‘n Naomi modeled a love dat spans the ages…”
He was a good friend and a good man and the world is lesser today for his loss. He loved motorcycles and was on one in his final moments. I would like to imagine he would think that was appropriate – if all too soon.
He was 54. And will be missed.
Through a social media announcement, DeadDeath learned on September 13, 2021, about the death of Frank Montalbo who has died. In the mourning spirit of this death, families, friends, and associates of the deceased share their sad news across social media timelines.
It is really a difficult time for the beloved ones of Frank whose passing has brought so much tears to.
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