Frank Williams
1947 - 2020
BORN
1947
DIED
2020
Frank E. Williams, 72 of San Diego Ca. passed away November 12, 2020. Born December 4, 1947 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late John Evan Williams and Virginia Fleming Williams Chiara. Frank is survived by his partner of 27 years, Tony Provenzano, brothers John Williams (Jann), Ken Williams (Marlene), Bennett Williams (Vickie) and sister Mary Elizabeth Stank (Scott); many nieces, nephews and friends. "Uncle" Frank enjoyed the company of all his nieces and nephews when visiting Pennsylvania. His connection with children was special. He had a unique sense of humor. He was a 1965 graduate of John Harris High School. He played the piano in all of the "Winter Carnivals" at John Harris High School. He enlisted in the U.S Air Force in 1966, served seven years and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. During his time in the Air Force Frank was stationed in Alaska, Thailand and California. While stationed in Elmendorf AF Base in Anchorage Alaska, Frank was chosen as "Airman of the Year". After his honorable discharge, Frank settled in San Diego California and began to pursue his passion for music. He was an accomplished pianist and organist. He served as Music Director in many San Diego churches. Frank was the Founder and Artistic Director of the San Diego Lutheran Chorale, Director of the Pacific Men's Chorale, Director of the Welsh Choir of Southern California, Adjunct Professor in the Music Department at Point Loma Nazarene University and the University Ensemble Director. Additionally, he directed the choir from San Diego's St. Mark's United Methodist Church at Carnegie Music Hall in New York City. Frank retired from Grossmont Community College as the Associate Director of the Financial Aid Department. A Celebration of Frank's Life will be held on Saturday, September 25 at 11:00 am at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring Street, Middletown PA. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Please note: masks are required at St. Peter's. www.pennlive.com/obits
Published by Patriot-News from Sep. 10 to Sep. 19, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
25
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
121 N. Spring Street, Middletown, PA
Sep
25
Celebration of Life
11:00a.m.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
121 N. Spring Street, Middletown, PA
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I am shocked. Frank was a gifted gentlemen. The world will miss him.
Daniel Greenbush
September 25, 2021
A very difficult time! Or hearts are with you and your family! So sorry for your loss
Crystal and Bob Nosworthy
September 22, 2021
I sang in the choir at St Mark´s , with and for Frank. He taught me everything I now know about music. I miss him so very much . I have Planted a Poinsettia outside the window where I set and remember him every day.
Billie jean jones
Other
September 17, 2021
Hello, dear Pennsylvania family of Frank's. We adored Frank here in San Diego at St. Mark's. His devotion to music, silly playfulness, and thoughtful concern of all are missed so desperately. Three of Frank's friends and I often had lunch together after church on Sundays. Oh, how I loved that time together and how much I miss it. "Frank E" (an affectionate term for Frankie with his middle name Evans) will always be a happy memory. I met some of you on your last visit to San Diego. I know you all miss your brother. Hugs to you all. Be blessed in mighty measure. We all have been knowing Frank. And love to Frank's beloved Tony. The photo is me (left), composer Joseph Martin, and Frank in rehearsal for singing at Carnegie Hall, November 2017. Frank said, "It was one of the best times of my life bringing my choir to sing in the big hall." Karen Scanlon, St. Mark's, San Diego
Karen Scanlon
Friend
September 16, 2021
I was saddened to hear of your loss. Please stay strong.
Kitty Feehrer
Friend
September 16, 2021
To the Williams family: So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kelly & Becky (Stoner)
September 15, 2021
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