Frank L. Golon, Sr. was born in 1918 in Mountainview, N.J. His parents were poor farmers in the 1920's before his father began working at Ford Motor Company. He followed his father to Ford, where he began working in 1940 and started a union for workers there. Around this time World War II broke out, and Frank enlisted as a soldier in General George S. Patton's Army. Frank was married to Anna for 72 years. After her death, he relocated to Fort Myers, Florida. He continues to reside in Florida. He has written one book and is working on a sequel to Johnny Romanek: The Start of an Era.