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“I am saddened by this news of a Friends School classmate. We starred opposite each other in our 8th grade production of Annie Laurie. I would...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Katzenberg Braun - Boston, MA

“I am saddened by this news of my Friends School classmate and send consoling wishes to his mother and sisters. We starred opposite each other in the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Frank was a fresh, playful and erudite teacher and director. I appreciated the confidence I learned under his direction and the chance to be on...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Daniel Mackay - Wallingford, CT

“I would like to extend condolences to David's family from all his caregivers at HVMA. He was a pleasure to care for, always cheerful and good...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Francis Campion - Boston, MA

“I met David through his sister Emily and on the occasions when our paths crossed again, he was always engaging and engaged with people. Whether it...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Pete Munsey - Baltimore, MD

“Such sad news about a fellow Friends School graduate. Thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Debbie, Julie, and Emily. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Andrea Just - Virginia Beach, VA

“Dear Debbie:We send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of David. Like his sister, David exemplifies the humanity and generosity we associate...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“I am very sorry for your loss and please know that God will heal you from the pain that you are feeling at this very difficult time. (Ps. 147:3) ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: b w - MD

“David was a caring teacher that helped me and supported me when times were hard. I will remember David forever. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Megan - student


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David William Frank, 67, of West Roxbury, MA, died June 12, 2017, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, after a brief illness. Mr. Frank was a 1967 graduate of the Friends School of Baltimore and a member of Harvard College class of 1971. He earned a masters degree in education from Stanford University, along with other advanced certificates in music and acting. For twenty five years, he taught English and drama at the Roxbury Latin School, directing numerous plays and musicals, often in collaboration with Dana Hall and the Windsor School. As a serious amateur actor and musician for nearly three decades, he appeared in productions around the Boston area with the Vokes Players, the Boston Actors Theater, and Wheelock Family Theater. He also performed under the aegis of the Town of Salem, the Mass Bay Shakespeare Company, Sanford Maine Stage and Green Mountain Guild, among others. In retirement, he was deeply appreciated by many tutees. He was beloved by his nieces, nephew, and cousins. Frank is survived by his mother, Elizabeth K Frank of Baltimore, MD, and three sisters: Deborah A. Frank, of Brookline, MA, Julia B. Frank of Silver Spring, MD, and Emily F. Frank of Baltimore, MD. A memorial service is planned at a later date at the Roxbury Latin School. Memorial contributions may be made to WGBH, WBUR, the Grow Clinic, Dowling Ground, Boston Medical Center, 771 Albany Street, Boston Massachusetts 02118 or the charity of your choice.

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