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Frank Hamilton Constantine ’34

Published in Mar. 18, 1992, issue

FRANK CONSTANTINE, whose boyhood ambition to be an ophthalmic surgeon was more than realized when, in 1952, he became chief of ophthalmic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, died Feb. 1 after a long illness. He taught at N.Y.U.'s medical school and served as chairman of, as he put it, various eye societies and academies, where he "lulled doctors to sleep with lectures from Albany, N.Y., to Santiago, Chile." In 1970 he built a home in Grenada, where he spent winters and, from time to time, practiced ophthalmic surgery in an eye hospital he equipped. He also had a summer home in Nantucket, "where we fish from boat and beach and hack at golf balls."

Frank's first wife, Betty Frederick, a Vassar graduate he met when both were studying ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins, died in 1987. A son, Frederick W., died in 1963 at the age of 16. Surviving are his widow, Barbara Farmer Constantine; a daughter, Barbara Byrd (Bambi) Constantine; two sisters; and four grandchildren. To them we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934

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