Frank D. Adgate 1949-2014

AIKEN, S.C. – Frank D. Adgate, 65, died suddenly at his home in Aiken, S.C., Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Frank was born Jan. 2, 1949, in Warren. He proudly served in the United States Navy for 23 years and retired in 1990 as a senior chief petty officer. He was a Vietnam veteran. Since 1997, he was employed as a lead medical technologist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbi Adgate; a daughter, Julia I. Adgate; a stepson, Rocco Cardarelli; three brothers, Tim Adgate of Florida, John Adgate of Warren and Thomas Adgate of Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Adgate; mother, Marilynn Adgate; and stepmother, Barbara Adgate.

There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Shellhouse Funeral Home, 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project of Augusta, Ga., or the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road, Aiken, SC 29801.

Mr. Adgate’s online guest book may be signed at

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