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Dr. Arlene Logioco Fraikor

May 22, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Dr. Arlene Logioco Fraikor

Dr. Arlene Logioco Fraikor, 73, peacefully passed away at her home in Cape Coral May 16, 2014. She was born Jan. 14, 1941, to Samuel Rosario and Helen (Szuhai) Logioco in Garfield, N.J. The 1958 Garfield High School graduate attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh before transferring to Upsala University where she was a member of her college team on the TV series "College Bowl." She completed her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado in physical anthropology with a doctoral dissertation on the genetics of Tay-Sachs disease.

Dr. Fraikor subsequently became assistant professor of Health Sciences at Wichita State University and the University of Kansas, School of Medicine focusing her research on the genetics of human diseases. In 1977, she returned to Colorado as a geneticist at Children's Hospital in Denver and clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Center where she began researching the possible multiple causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). During this period Dr. Fraikor was involved in the pathological analyses and interviews with parents that had suffered the trauma of a sudden infant death.

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Dr. Arlene Logioco Fraikor

She left the research world for entrepreneurship by creating and developing "Yummy Buns," a novel, tasty bun stuffed with various sausage mixes. She then retired to Florida.

She is survived by her loving children, Gregory (Jennifer) Fraikor and Kathryn (Jon) Pototsky; grandchildren, Alexander Pototsky, Gabriella and Grant Fraikor; beloved friends, Dr. Fred Fraikor, Sara Cheney, Luanne (Kenny) Wernert, Tammy (Matthew) Wernert and Annette Kurtz and Terry Adams.

She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Alexander Fraikor.

Private services were held. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book at

"What though the radiance which was once so bright

Be now for ever taken from my sight,

Though nothing can bring back the hour

Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;

We will grieve not, rather find

Strength in what remains behind;

In the primal sympathy

Which having been must ever be;

In the soothing thoughts that spring

Out of human suffering;

In the faith that looks through death,

In years that bring the philosophic mind."

- William Wadsworth, 2004, The World's Poetry Archive



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