Frank E. Wright

Watertown, New York


July 26, 2016
Watertown, New York


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Frank E. Wright, 89, passed away in The Woodlands, Texas on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016. Born in Watertown, New York on September 17, 1926, he was the son of Simeon M. and Vera B. (nee Rathbun) Wright. He was married for nearly 55 years to Shirley M. Herron who predeceased him in 2005.

Following a local education Frank enlisted with the United States Navy, serving during World War II from 1944-1946 handling communication duties on a dirigible and received an honorable discharge. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and was subsequently awarded his Professional Engineering license. Frank worked for many years as an engineer for General Electric in the Syracuse, New York area and completed his career at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York. After retiring, he was a resident of Port Orange, Florida for several years and then moved to The Woodlands, Texas in 2015.

An avid reader, a music-lover, a recreational golfer, a collector of railroad lamps and antique clocks, Frank was a man of many interests. His engineering background gave him a solid appreciation of technology and he embraced innovations like computers, cell phones, and the Internet with enthusiasm.

Frank is survived by his children Steven Mather Wright of The Woodlands, Texas, Karen Ann Wright of Pebble Beach, California and grandchildren Elizabeth K. Wright and Michael S. Wright.

Following cremation, Frank will be buried in North Watertown Cemetery at a date and time convenient to his family. There are no public services planned.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The American Cancer Society would be very much appreciated.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be made online at

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Mr. Frank you will be deeply missed. I appreciate all great compliments and the kind words you expressed to me in our short time together. Having a great person to work for makes caregiving easy. The hard part is letting go of someone so wonderful. It doesnt matter if its one day or a life time kindness always leave a mark on your heart that is never forgotten, thats what you did for me. The day you said Diana you can call me Frank not Mr. Frank, I felt like family. There was times I sat...