Evelyn H. Frank, 92, passed away very peacefully at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in Amsterdam on July 10, 2012, with loving family members at her side.
She was born October 27, 1919, at the Homestead Farms, Johnstown, N.Y., the daughter of Arch and Rhoda Plantz Hollenbeck.
Evelyn was a lifelong resident of this area, graduating from the Gloversville High School in 1936.
Music was of great importance in her life. She had a beautiful singing voice that served many area church choirs, and she was the soloist at many weddings.
She raised her family in Broadalbin, N.Y., where she was their first Den Mother for the Boy Scouts of America. In 1965 she moved to Tribes Hill, N.Y., and joined the Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed many good years there as part of their church family. She retired in 1987 from the Montgomery County Social Services and was then able to enjoy her home, mainly working on her lawn and gardening. She also was able to enjoy golfing with her many friends.
She is survived by her four children, Gale Fischer (Raymond) Huber of Rochester, N.Y., Donald (Ann) Frank of Stafford, Va., Paula (Robert) Phillips of Amsterdam, N.Y. and Richard (Anne) Frank of Amsterdam, N.Y. She also leaves 10 grandchildren, Lori (Michael) Wright of Hilton, N.Y., Melanie (Michael) Cloonan of Granger, Ind., Terry (Genesis) Chapman of Richmond, Va., Melissa, Kevin and Ryan Frank of Stafford, Va., Robert (Jennifer) Phillips of Mayfield, N.Y., Gregory (Elizabeth) Phillips of Amsterdam, N.Y., David (Nina) Frank of Marlboro, Mass. and Christopher Frank of Albany, N.Y. She was able to enjoy her nine great-grandchildren, one of whom was named after her, Evelyn Chapan, which was an honor to her.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for our Mother. She lived at the Hillcrest Spring Adult Home for three years, the Sarah Jane Sanford Home for Elderly Women for one year and several months at the Wilkinson Facility. At the time of her passing she was under the care of Hospice of Amsterdam and all of those who took care of her were so very good to her.
She had made arrangements many years ago to donate her remains to the Anatomical Gift Program at the Albany Medical College. A memorial service will be held on August 25, 2012, at the Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. for Evelyn and it was her wish that memorial contributions be made to the church. The address is 116 Elizabeth Street, Tribes Hill, NY 12177.