Obituaries

Obituaries

Homer A. Frank 1922 - 2008 Lawrence

Memorial services for Homer A. Frank, 85, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Entombment will be at the Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium.Mr. Frank died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born March 20, 1922, in Grand Island, Neb., the son of William Ernest and Louise Hatch Frank.He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe from 1942 to 1945, working in photo reconnaissance for air offensive Europe.Mr. Frank attended Colorado College and the University of Colorado. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a bachelor's degree in organ performance; he also received a Master of Music degree from the University of Kentucky.He taught organ at Transylvania College in Lexington, Ky., and taught organ and music theory at Southwestern College in Winfield. Mr. Frank was director of public relations and tonal director for Reuter Organ Company in Lawrence from 1955 to 1972. He served as organist or choir director at Christ Episcopal Church, Oberlin, Ohio; First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Ky.; First Presbyterian Church, Winfield, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrence. He started a full-time photography business in 1972.Mr. Frank was a volunteer escort at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and a volunteer photographer at the Lawrence Humane Society. He was a member of Professional Photographers of America, Topeka Professional Photographers and Trinity Episcopal Church.Mr. Frank married Sylvia J. Tempest on June 9, 1951, in Evanston, Ill. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Abman, Denver, and Donna Curry, Fairbanks, Alaska; two sons, Bryan, Portage, Ind., and Barry, Lawrence; one brother, Warren, Leonardtown, Md.; and 12 grandchildren.The family suggests memorial contributions to Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Frank.