Francis John Rutowski Jr.
October 19, 1934 - March 11, 2022

Francis (Frank) John Rutowski Jr, 87, of Calabash, NC, passed away peacefully at home Friday, March 11, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Frank was born October 19, 1934, to Francis Sr and Rosanna Rutowski, who preceded him in death, in addition  his loving wife Theresa Rutowski, also preceding him in death, his brothers Robert Rutowski and Thomas Rutowski, son-in-law John Pero III and grandson Christopher F Pero.
He is survived by his children Debra Pero, Donna Rutowski, Dr Frank Rutowski III, Annie Gilden and husband Bob, along with grandchildren Heather (Kenneth) Pierson, Michael (Amber) Pero, Nicholas (Angela) Spindler, Justin (Emily) Spindler, Ryan (Stephanie) Rutowski, Meghan Rutowski, Damian (Lauren) Allen, Brandon Allen, Zachary Allen, TJ Gilden and Connor Gilden; great grandchildren  Christopher B Pero, Michael Pero II, Samuel Pero, Alyas Pierson, Ezekiel Spindler, Addie Spindler, Jaxon Spindler, Thea Spindler and Chase Allen; sister Kathleen Accardi and husband Michael, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
A celebration of his life will be held by the family at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to:  Community Home Care & Hospice-Whiteville, or American Cancer Society,


  • Sue Smith Posted March 15, 2022 2:16 am

    Praying all of my family finds comfort knowing Uncle Frank is in eternal peace, love, joy, light, and wholesomeness. He’ll always be in our hearts and with us in spirit until we meet again!

  • bill solari Posted March 17, 2022 4:01 pm

    As a close friend, always felt fortunate to know Frank. His precious devotion to family & other special values were significant influences throughout my life. God bless the Rutowski family & the wonderful grandchildren he loved & adored…knowing Grandpa Frank is in eternal happiness.

  • Tom Keays Posted March 21, 2022 8:01 am

    It was my good fortune to work with Frank at both Donaldson, Lufkin and Morgan Stanley. I often think about the individuals who have influenced me in life and Frank is high up on that list. A great role model, mentor and wonderful human being. My sincere condolences to the Rutowski family.

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