Richmond, Frank N. 1905-2002

Obituary – Frank N. Richmond
Thursday, January 3, 2002
The Review

Frank N. Richmond

CHESTER – Frank N. Richmond, flower fancier, arranger and grower of dahlias and other fine flowers, died peacefully at his home on Louisiana Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002.

Ninety – six years old, Frank was born Feb. 1, 1905, in Hancock County.

A son of the late George T. and Rosella Nelson Richmond, Frank worked 61 years at the First National Bank in East Liverpool. Prior to the sale of the bank to the Bank One Corp., Frank was serving on the board of directors as a member and secretary of the board.

Frank helped to establish the First National Bank in Chester and served as its first president for six years.

He was a graduate of the Chester High School Class of 1922. He also attended the Ohio Valley Business College and Westminster College.

He completed many courses involved with banking including the American Institute of Banking, LaSalle Extension Institute and Mellon Bank of Pittsburgh.

He was a lifetime member of the Chester First Presbyterian Church. He served the church in many capacities over the years including elder, trustee, Bible School superintendent and choir leader.

He currently was a member of the John Stark Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a past treasurer of the East Liverpool Rotary Club, and he served 26 years as treasurer of the Northern Hancock Chapter of the American Red Cross.

He served five years as treasurer of the East Liverpool Music Association. He was past president and treasurer of the East Liverpool Dahlia and Floral society and past president of the Chester Flower and Garden Club.

He was the last survivor of the Appollo Male Chorus, which sang monthly at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown East Liverpool. They once appeared on KDKA Radio and held concerts at numerous area churches.

He also was the last survivor of the Chester Double Male Quartette, which sang at Billy Sunday Meetings in East Liverpool and other community events.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Gertrude Shaw Richmond on Feb. 12, 1979; a sister, M. L. Bertha Marshall; and a brother Ernest H. Richmond.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Carol Ann) Wine of Calcutta; two granddaughters, Janice Egert of Massillon, Ohio, and Mrs. Kirk (Kimberly) Stanevich of West Lake, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Stephen and Elizabeth Egert and Megan and Jennifer Stanevich.

Services will be held at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester on Saturday Jan. 5, 2001, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Rose of the church, retired minister and family friend Rev. Dr. Gene Toot and family friend Delmas Sanford officiating. Burial will follow at Mill Creek Cemetery in Georgetown, Pa. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice Inc. at 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH. 43952-2699