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Frank Alexander Nantz ’34

Published in July 6, 2005, issue

Frank, who practiced ophthalmology in Cincinnati for 35 years before retiring to Florida, died April 19, 2005, after a long illness that included pneumonia and Alzheimer's.

He was at Princeton for only one year, but remained a member of our class right up to the end. He completed his medical studies at the University of Cincinnati and Washington University in St. Louis.

Frank's first wife, Carolyn Ray Shook, whom he married in 1934, died in 1976. The following year he married Bette Langford and retired from the practice of medicine. "Bette," he wrote, "inspired me to discover and pursue a writing ambition. I particularly like writing verse and short stories." Frank started a historical novel, "but completion is being delayed by lighter moments of fishing and boating."

Surviving, besides Bette, are two sons, a daughter, and several grandchildren.

The Class of 1934

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