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Francis Edward O'Connor "Frank" - In Memoriam

It is with great sadness and fond remembrance that FAVACA honors the passing of Frank O'Connor. For many years Mr. O'Connor has been a volunteer, board member, advocate and most of all a friend of FAVACA. He will be sorely missed. FAVACA’s website highlights a few of Frank’s impressive projects in the Caribbean Basin and some of the many lives he touched.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all who knew and loved him.

FAVACA Board and Staff


Francis Edward O'Connor "Frank"

September 25, 1935 - November 25, 2009

Francis Edward "Frank" O'Connor, 74, of Sarasota, died November 25, 2009.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at Saint Boniface Episcopal Church. Toale Brothers is handling the arrangements.

Survivors include his spouse, Barbara L. O'Connor; daughters Catherine (Mark) Holm of Monroeville, Pa., Christine (Matt Vannostran) O'Connor of Atlanta and Carol (Wells) Spence of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, Robert (Mary) O'Connor; and grandchildren Peter (Stephanie) Holm, Daniel Holm, Connor Spence and Cooper Spence.

After graduating from the University of Illinois, Frank served as a U.S. Navy officer and then launched a long career as an international executive with Eastman Kodak. With an uncanny gift for languages and making friends, Frank and his family lived abroad for 27 years. After retirement, he moved to Sarasota, where he was active in a variety of organizations, including the Sarasota Opera Guild and FAVACA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frank's honor to the organization of your choice.

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