View Full Version : SAD NEWS - Frank Centofante has passed away

09-07-2009, 08:01 PM
Frank Centofante has passed away


It is with a heavy heart that this news was received by Gil and I early this morning. Frank had been sick for quite some time and hospitalized over the past 40 plus days. Our hearts go out to his wife, Sue, and his entire family.
Below is the message we received earlier today from the Knifemakers' Guild Secretary/Treasurer, Lowell Bray:

"I just got word Frank passed away. There is not going to be a service in
Tennessee. He is being cremated. At some time in the future there will be a private service in R.I."

Linda Hibben

Prayers sent for the family - RIP Frank.



Chuck Richards
09-07-2009, 08:10 PM
Sad day indeed. One of the first knifemakers I ever meet. A great man and will be sorely missed.

RIP Frank

09-07-2009, 08:25 PM
A big loss for the knife world. May he rest in peace.

Kind regards,


09-07-2009, 08:28 PM
A nice man. Rest in peace, Mr. Centofante. Thanks for encouraging a new knifemaker...

09-07-2009, 08:30 PM
RIP Frank..

Frank Aguirre
09-07-2009, 08:33 PM
May he rest in peace and god speed. My prayers for his family.

Böse Messer
09-08-2009, 05:55 AM
His and Ron Lake's folder book was the first I read and really got me going in knife making. Prayers and thoughts sent...

Knife Crazied
09-08-2009, 06:43 AM
He will be missed! My prayers go out to the family! :(

Rick Haney Design
09-08-2009, 07:02 AM
RIP Frank.My prayers go out to his family.He will be missed.

John Barker
09-08-2009, 07:07 AM
RIP. Prayers sent.

Curtiss Knives
09-08-2009, 07:40 AM
Sorry to hear. Frank will be sorely missed.

Doc Pringles
09-09-2009, 01:51 AM
Mr. Centofante lives forever in his work, his influence and those of us who knew of him.
I never meet the man and don't own many Centofante knives but am sorry to see him pass.

09-09-2009, 01:01 PM
This is a huge loss to the knife community & to the world. I send prayers to all his family & friends. May he rest in peace.

Glenn Dykes
09-09-2009, 01:08 PM
Sad News for sure. I remember when I used to look at the How to Make Folders book for hours by Frank Centofante , Wayne Clay and of course Ron Lake . At that time it was the only printed information to my knowledge on making folders . He will be missed my the knife community .

Don Powell
09-12-2009, 10:27 AM
I am very saddened by this news. He was such a kind and generous man, and a superb maker. God bless him.