Dr. Frank Berklacich

Born on November 4, 1949

Departed on June 11, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Frank M. Berklacich, a beloved father, brother, uncle, friend, and grandfather, passed away suddenly on the afternoon of Saturday, June 11th, 2016. Frank was an accomplished orthopedic surgeon, a veteran pilot of the Navy, a fitness enthusiast, and an avid reader with an insatiable curiosity for knowledge.

Frank received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and subsequently earned his medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago. Prior to medical school, he served four years as a pilot in the U.S. Navy, spending three winters at the McMurdo Sound in Antarctica with the National Science Foundation. Later, Frank went on to do his residency in orthopedics at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, followed by a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction Surgery in Boston. Frank spent the last 25 years practicing orthopedic surgery in Nashville.

Frank leaves behind the loves of his life, his children: Kristie Morrell (Ed Morrell), Nick Berklacich (Kaitlin Berklacich), Mac Berklacich, and Sam Berklacich. In addition, his survivors include his sisters: Rose (Tony), Lydia (Buzz), and Judy (Don). As well as his three grandchildren: Hannah, Caleb, and Seth Morrell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to St. Ignatius College Preparatory School in Chicago, Illinois. The address is 1049 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in the GSO Education Center on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The address for the hospital is 2000 Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37236. A reception will follow the service at the hospital.


10 Comments to Dr. Frank Berklacich

  1. Connie Kent
    June 13, 2016 6:54 pm

    He was always a gentleman to me and taught me so much about spine surgery. I always liked the way his eyes crinkled when he laughed! His is a tremendous loss.

  2. Shari Kingman
    June 14, 2016 5:55 am

    Dr B was an all around great orthopaedic surgeon, with a skilled hand a kind heart and a great sense of humor. He took care of my husband’s ortho needs for over 20 years, and became our friend as well. As an orthopaedic nurse, he was my colleague, and he will be dearly missed.

  3. Ralph S. Swift
    June 14, 2016 1:22 pm

    Dr. B was one of the greatest men, and greatest Doctors I ever knew. He took care of me for 20+ years.
    Not only was he a great Doctor, he was also a dear friend.I will miss him dearly.

    Capt. Ralph S. Swift,
    Tennessee Highway Patrol (Retired)

  4. Vicky Booker
    June 15, 2016 5:42 pm

    Dr B was my husband’s doctor and later became mine. In the 15 years he was not just a doctor but a friend . My children & I were so thankful for the care, love & compassion & friendship He always showed us. At the worse of time when my husband had been hospitalized at another hospital Dr B like an angel came on a Saturday morning did all the necessary things to get us transported to Baptist Midtown And took the best of care for my husband for the next 3 months of my husband’s life. He was my husband’s hero. He will be missed & I will never forget his friendship & the smiles and tears that we shared over the last 15 years . My thoughts & prayers go out to his beautiful family as well as his wonderful office staff.

  5. gc
    June 16, 2016 7:46 am

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  6. Mark and Karen Forester
    June 16, 2016 11:17 am

    Dr. Berklacich performed major back surgery on my husband in Dec 2009 and me in May 2014. His surgical skill and compassionate counseling changed our lives. He was a superior doctor and we are saddened to learn of his untimely passing. Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy.

  7. D. Harris
    June 17, 2016 2:24 pm

    Dear Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God’s word at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Prentice & Anna Patrick
    July 11, 2016 2:48 pm

    We just got a letter informing us of Dr. Berk’s passing. So sorry to hear this. We thought a lot of him and my husband, his patient, had even talked about making an appointment “just to see him”!!

    Over a 15-year period, Dr. Berk replaced both hips, both knees and performed 4 lumbar fusions. He and his staff were always to friendly to us.

    Again so sorry to know this.

  9. William Burns
    July 11, 2016 4:18 pm

    This was the nicest, and the best back doctor I have had. Never knowing very long but it was a very fine man, and knew what he was talking about.

  10. Jean Smith, Calvert City,KY
    July 11, 2016 5:57 pm

    I was so saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Berklacich. He was such a kind and compassionate surgeon and man.
    I was an orthopedic patient of his in 2007, and my recovery was excellent. His nurse, Angela, was always so calm, kind,
    and accommodating with information and return calls. The office staff were always friendly, helpful, and professional. It certainly is a great loss to the medical field. My prayers and thoughts go to the office staff, his daughter and her family,
    his three sons, and Dr. Berk’s siblings, extended family, and many friends and patients.

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