FORMAN--Frances, 84. Beloved mother of Katherine Forman Soll, mother-in-law of Steven Soll and grandmother of Jesse and Lauren died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 31. Widow of Yale Forman, to whom she was married of 39 years, until his death in 1986. A graduate of Julliard, she began her professional life as an opera singer, performing at such prestigious venues as Town Hall, Chattaqua Opera, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and NBC Opera. She subsequently worked in partnership with her husband in their business, Yale Forman Designs, a full service design and licensing firm serving the home furnishing industry and was an active member of many industry organizations. She devoted her life to her family, music and her love of learning. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. Services: Sunday January 4 at 11:15am at "The Riverside" 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 2, 2009