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Frank Sherman Clowney Jr. ’45

Published in May 20, 1998, issue

Frank Clowney died Jan. 1, 1998, at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in San Diego. Frank suffered from poor health in recent years and was forced to miss his 50th reunion.

Frank and his brother Bill, sons of Frank S. Clowney Sr. '18, entered Princeton from Mercersberg Academy. Both joined Cannon Club; Frank headed the Glee Club. He maintained a lifelong interest in singing groups, joining the University Glee Club in NYC and the OffSounders in Greenwich, Conn., where he resided for more than 40 years with his wife, Patter, the former Eleanor Atwood, a Vassar graduate whose father, uncle, and brother were Princetonians.

Frank took his degree from the School of Public and Intl. Affairs and was a field artillery officer in WWII. Family activities chair for our 25th reunion, he became class treasurer for the following five years.

Frank followed his father and brother into the insurance business, starting with INA, and joining Fred S. James & Co. in 1969, as a v.p.

Frank's other lifelong interest was sailing; he sailed on Long Island Sound with the Riverside Yacht Club. Frank and Patter were proud of their three children, Frank III, Fred, and Jane Schroeder. In addition to Patter and his children, Frank is survived by 10 grandchildren. The class expresses its deep sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1945

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