SAUGERTIES….Frederick J. Franke, 79, of Doe Rd., died Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Golden Hill Nursing Home. He was born in Queens on January 23, 1940 to the late Frederick M. and Dorothy Rummell Franke. After moving to Saugerties in 1972, he began his longtime science teaching career at Saugerties High School. He was vice president and president of the Teachers Union. Fred had a love for Beagles and was an active member of the New Scotland Beagle and Empire Beagle Clubs.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years Jean McConnochie Franke; sons, Mike (Ashley) of Lithia, FL and Kevin (Heather) of Gansevoort, NY; daughter, Caroline (Fred) Lampert of New Hartford, NY; sister, Deborah Franke; grandchildren, Matt, Dan, Nick, Landon, Logan, Emma, Mackenzie, Dustin, Ethan, Courtenay, Rozi and Aviva; many nieces and nephews. His brothers, Robert, Richard and Edward, predeceased him.
Fred’s Memorial Service will be held 3:30 PM Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., cor. of John and Lafayette Sts., Saugerties. Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:30 PM Saturday May 18, 2109. In lieu of flowers family suggests donations to be made in memory of Frederick to a charity of their choice. Condolences may be shared at SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frederick Franke, please visit our floral store.