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Frank Conley Slay


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Frank Conley Slay Obituary
July 8, 1930 - September 30, 2017 Frank Conley Slay died Saturday, September 30, 2017 in San Diego, age 87. He is survived by sister Sarah Slay Chalk, sister-in-law Bettye Slay, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents Frank and Esther Slay and brother, John D. Slay, of Dallas. Frank was born on July 8, 1930, in Dallas, TX, earned a University of Texas Business degree in 1951, and moved to New York City to begin a long, successful popular music career as a well-known writer, arranger, publisher and independent record producer. Hits with Bob Crewe include "Silhouettes" and "Tallahassee Lassie". In Philadelphia, he and Dick Clark published Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons hits, which appear in "Jersey Boys". In 1960's Hollywood, Frank's Claridge Music Group produced "psychedelic" songs, including "Incense and Peppermints" and "Green-eyed Lady". A classically trained piainist, Frank also played a rollicking Boogie Woogie. Lately of San Diego, he enjoyed global travel, fine dining, and the local music scene. Frank was determined, smart, talented, fun, generous, and loyal. He will be greatly missed. Memorial Service Sunday, October 15 at 2:00pm at University Christian Church, reception following. Donations to UCC, 3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Slay
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 8, 2017
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