COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican University and its Athletic Department are mourning the passing of Frank J. Damian, who passed away Thursday at the age of 87.
Damian is a long-time supporter and benefactor of the University. He is survived by his daughter JoAnn, who enrolled in the Dominican Learning Center in 1994, as well as sons Mark and Frank.
In 2010, Damian pledged his support to establish an endowed scholarship to benefit students majoring in special education. He also made significant contributions to enhance and renovate the baseball field and stadium in Panther Valley, which now bears his name – Frank Damian Field at Panther Valley. Damian, as well as his two sons, shared a passion for Panther baseball and were actively involved in the Special Olympics.
A World War II veteran, Damian spent 22 years working for the City of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Donna.