Born in Port Chester, N.Y., he prepared for college at Greenwich (N.Y.) High School. Frank chose chemical engineering as his major and became a member of Charter Club.
He left Princeton after his second year and graduated from Fordham University. He earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cornell University. His postdoctoral fellowship work was at Imperial College in London. Over many decades Frank had phenomenal talents in teaching and process engineering.
Frank was predeceased by his wife, Sheila. He is survived by his sisters, Ella and Jane.