A visitation will take place at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond on Friday, May 23 from 2-4 p.m.


50 Years


Frank Nutch

Death Notice

FRANK JOSEPH NUTCH NOV 2, 1942 - MAY 14, 2014 Frank Joseph Nutch was born in New York City (the Bronx) to the late Marie and Vincent Nutch. Frank was a loving father to Kainoa and Keola Heseltine-Nutch, and will always be loved by Anne-Marie. He will be greatly missed by his sisters Elizabeth (John) and Margaret (Frank) and also his Aunt Yola. He was a dear uncle to Michael, Briana, Matthew, Erik and Mark, and many great nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by cousins Madeline, George, Steven, Susan, Raymond and Jack. Frank will also be remembered by the many students, colleagues and friends near and far whose lives he touched. Frank received his M.A. from the University of Hawai'i and his Ph.D. from York University, Toronto. He was Professor of Sociology at Trent University, Peterborough from 1972 to 2009. His special interest was the sociology of science and he collaborated with scientists in developing the technique known as photo-identification in marine mammals, particularly humpback whales. Critical analysis was his forte. Frank was an inspiring lecturer, but his talents extended far beyond the academic world. He was a gifted artist, amazing cook, avid gardener, enthusiastic scuba diver, and always the life of the party. Stand-up comedian was his true calling. Frank really loved his little girl, Spencer, a Jack Russell terrier. He always said that family was the most important thing and he found great pleasure in cooking a meal for family and friends. Recently he travelled to Italy and Hawai'i with his son, Keola. Although he left New York City many years ago, Frank remained a New Yorker all his life. A visitation will take place at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, on Friday, May 23 from 2-4 p.m.