Frank Dustman, Class of 1967

Posted Dec 20, 2022

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Frank Dustman ’67 died October 15, 2022. He was born August 11, 1943, in Ravenna, Ohio. Frank moved to Westerville to attend Otterbein University where he earned an undergraduate degree in Education, was involved in the Eta Phi Mu (Jonda) fraternity and played tennis. He then attended The Ohio State University where he earned his master’s degree in English.

Known by many names including Frank, Dusty, Krash, and Mr. D, he taught elementary and high school physical education in Westerville for over 40 years. Most notably at Cherrington, Wilder, and Central College elementary schools. He absolutely loved teaching and felt like he never truly worked a day in his life. In summers and nights when not at school, Frank also worked as a tow truck driver for Shamrock Towing, the front gate supervisor at Polaris Amphitheater, the floor supervisor at Schottenstein Center, and after “retirement” held various other positions within the Westerville City Schools District – including his most recent, a crossing guard at Annhurst.
Frank had many passions through his life including running, swimming, tennis, softball, squash, reading, gardening, rock landscaping, and grilling.

Frank is survived by his wife, Pam, and his four children: Sara, Jason, Jimmy, and Sam.