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Frances Clay

Frances Clay

When I got the news last week about Frances Clay passing, I was out at the King of Prussia mall.  I was testing out the email on the new I Pad.  At first I thought that I Pad wasn’t all its cracked up to be if it was messing up the email.  Maybe I was misreading an email about Thelma Young from last month.  I only knew Frances from the Civic meetings and seeing her coming and going down on the Avenue but the immediate feeling was one of great loss.  They gave her a nice write up in the Northeast Times which you can read here.

Frankford needs people like her.  Folks from the neighborhood willing to give their time and talents in a cause that many feel is lost.  If it was lost, nobody told Frances.  She was too busy getting things done to think about that.

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Thelma Young, Frankford Civic Board Member, Has Passed Away

We regret to report the sudden passing of Thelma Young, board member of the Frankford Civic Association and long time Frankford activist.  She was ever present at the Civic meetings, lending her wit and charm to the proceedings.  It will not be the same without her.

Thelma’s arrangements are as follows:

Viewing is Friday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. Joachim’s Church, 1500 block of Church Street in Frankford.

Mass follows at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow Mass at Fairview Cemetery , Twining Road , Willow Grove , Pa.