Born in Philadelphia, Frank was raised on his family’s farm in Westtown, Pa., where he attended West Chester High School. Bringing his sunny disposition and outgoing nature to Princeton, Frank rowed with the heavyweights for two years, majored in politics, became an enthusiastic member of Cottage Club, participated in Army ROTC, and acquired the lifetime appellation of “Dealer.” Attesting to his gregarious personality, Frank counted among his junior and senior year roommates Fisher, Garrett, T. Reynders, Sharp, Siegel, Wadsworth, and Williams.
After fulfilling his military obligation with a six-month tour in the Army, Frank wed Elizabeth “Tibby” MacFarland on New Year’s Eve 1960 and embarked on a business career with Simmons Co., being appointed its president in 1976. Following acquisition of Simmons by Gulf & Western, Frank resigned in 1983 to join C.R. Gibson & Co. as president and CEO, retiring from that company in 1995 after more than a decade of service.
Tibby, Frank’s wife of 56 years, died in 2017. Frank is survived by two daughters of that marriage, Landes Rigby and Rowena Koran; and granddaughter Isabel Koran ’22.