Frank R. Tansley
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AGE: 80 • formerly of Toms River
Frank R. Tansley, 80, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto, Fla. Frank was born on Feb. 17, 1934 to Harry and Mabel (Gifford) Tansley in Toms River, NJ. He was their 11th child. He attended Toms River Elementary School and High School. After high school, Frank drove trucks and excavation equipment. He then worked at Ciba-Geigy Chemical Plant in Toms River as a chemical operator, retiring after 23 years of service in December 1990. He was a volunteer fireman in Fire Company #2 Toms River for 11 years. He married Margaret Kuehne in 1953 and together they had three children, Frank Rollins, Deborah Lee and Michael David. Margaret passed away in 1985. Frank married Jean Ritchie in 1988 and together they moved to Inverness, Florida in 1994. After his relocation to Inverness, he volunteered for CASA. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing. Frank also has 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who will miss him very much. He was preceded in death by all of his siblings, Emma, Bill, Edith, Walter, Fred, Dorothy, Margie, Ruth, Muriel, Jean, and Bobby. "Well done thou good and faithful servant." A memorial gathering will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, with a religious service at 8:30 p.m. at "The Family Owned" Carmona Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main St., Toms River. Condolences can be sent to: carmonabolenfh.com.
Carmona-Bolen Home For Funerals
412 Main Street Toms River, NJ 08753
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 30, 2014