Dr. MARK WILLIAM FRANKENA (Age 73)
Of Alexandria, VA passed away peacefully at his home on January 11, 2017. He was born on December 7, 1943 in Ann Harbor, MI to the late William Klaas and Sadie Roelofs Frankena. Dr. Frankena earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. with highest honors from Swarthmore College. Dr. Frankena served as the Deputy Director for Antitrust in the Bureau of Economics of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). During his tenure at the FTC, Dr. Frankena also served as Assistant Director in the Bureau of Economics Division of Consumer Protection, and Deputy Director for Economic Policy Analysis. Between 1988 and 2004, Dr. Frankena worked as Special Consultant for Economists Incorporated. Prior to joining the FTC, Dr. Frankena was a tenured associate professor in the economics department at the University of Western Ontario. He has coauthored a book and authored or coauthored several articles on antitrust issues. Mark was an avid collector of antique office equipment and was curator of the Early Office Museum (www. officemuseum.com
)Mark was the beloved husband of 30 years of Kim S. Frankena; loving and devoted father of Morgan and Gregory Frankena; brother of Karl Frankena. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2 p.m. at Christ Church, 118 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA, followed by a reception. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18 at Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the: Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center (www.lombardi.georgetown.edu
) or the International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (www.IWMF.com
). Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.everlywheatley.com
. Arrangements by Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, Alexandria, VA.