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.