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Franklin B. Dana ’26

Published in Mar. 6, 1996, issue

Frank Dana died of a heart ailment Sept. 9, 1995, in Washington, D.C. Frank grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. At Princeton he was a member of Arbor Inn and after graduation began working as an actuary with Metropolitan Life. In 1936 Frank married Erica Kusic, who predeceased him in 1980. He was in the Air Force during WWII and received four battle stars. He then resumed his work as an actuary serving in the insurance departments of South Carolina and North Carolina. In 1952 Frank moved to Washington, where he was an actuary for Equitable Life, then with Wyatt Co. Following retirement, Frank had 14 "post-retirement years" as principal actuary with the General Accounting Office.

With no children of his own, Frank had a strong interest in the families of his kin. He knew all of them well as a result of his trait of getting to the bottom of things. Through a brother, he came to love classical music, and through Frank, the families got to know more about his hobbies: aviation, the French, travel, dogs, and baseball. Frank was a loyal Princetonian and had planned to attend our 75th reunion.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, whom he married in 1984, and by a brother, Richard A., as well as nieces and nephews. We extend our sympathy to all of them.

The Class of 1926

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