Saturday, January 3, 2004

Katherine Frank, 95, was sculptor, longtime volunteer



By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

HYDE PARK - Katherine "Kitty" Rosenthal Frank, a sculptor and volunteer, died Wednesdayat her home following a long illness.

Mrs. Frank, 95, was the widow of the late John J. Frank, president of the Frank Tea and Spice Co.

Her main work - aside from raising her children - was volunteerism. She worked at Condon School and with deaf children at the Speech and Hearing Center in the 1950s and 1960s. She was active in the Women's City Club.

During World War II, she volunteered for the Red Cross. "I remember as a little boy how impressed I was because, while my dad was in the Army, she was determined to do her share," said her son, John Frank Jr. of Newport.

Mrs. Frank grew up in Cincinnati where she went through the University School, then received a degree in art history from Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

She was a talented sculptor in stone and bronze.

In addition to her son, survivors include a daughter, Carol Magnus of Amberley Village, four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is 1 p.m. Sunday at Valley Temple in Wyoming. Visitors may arrive at 11:30 a.m.

Memorials: John J. and Katherine R. Frank Fund, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 200 W. Fourth St., Cincinnati 45202 or a charity of the donor's choice.

E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com




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