A. Elizabeth Frank


A. Elizabeth (Schnars) Frank, 82, of Ballston Spa, NY passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY, one of a pair of beautiful twin girls on January 9, 1939. She was the daughter of Edward Schnars and Ruth (Rickett) Schnars, also of Ballston Spa.

Liz was a proud member of the Ballston High School Class of 1957 and went on to study at Alfred State. Many years later she earned a degree at Empire State College. She worked as a Medical Transcriptionist, and volunteered at many places including the Health Ministry of the Southern Tier and the Greenfield Historical Society. She made many close, valued friends, including those at Corning Community College.

She lived in Big Flats, NY for many years, raising a family and living a rich and varied country life with her husband David. Later they travelled the country. She returned to live in her hometown Ballston Spa to be back among family and childhood friends. Her many talents and hobbies included stained glass, quilting, and flower gardening.

She was bright, kind and had a love of knowledge, nature, trivia and friends. She was strong, with always a positive outlook. She made deeply valued, long lasting friendships with the many people she touched: relatives, classmates, neighbors and colleagues. She'll be greatly missed.

Liz was predeceased by her dearly loved husband of 47 years, David C. Frank; her twin sister Elaine (Thomas) Whalen; elder sister Ellen Francis (Charles) Hyde; niece Lindy (Brian) Reilly; nephew Lee Whalen.

Survivors include son David Frank II of Houston, Texas; son Gregg Frank of Brunswick, New York; grandchildren David Frank III and Olivia Frank both of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by nieces Cheryl (Chris) Davia; Lorrie (Mike) Patenaude; Beth (Mark) Smisloff and Christine Frank; nephews Mark Whalen, Tim (Mary) Whalen, Tim Frank, Alex (Kristen) Rhea, and Justin Rhea; former daughter-in-law Kelly Mayo-Frank; sister-in-law Yvonne (Pat) Frank; and sister-in-law Candace (John) Rhea.

There are no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at South Napoli Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Contributions in her memory may be made to The American Cancer Society or the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society - Menands Animal Care Center 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY

Guest Book

Teddi Pereau

While I didn't see her very often, we were always in touch one way or another. She was just a wonderful friend, one of the brightest and wittiest people I ever will know. We both loved puns, and finding grammatical errors. I miss her already.

Tom & Kathy Mayo

David II, Gregg, David III & Olivia, Our deepest condolences for your loss. We were fortunate to share two fantastic grandchildren and our friendship grew from that. May you find peace and celebrate the life she had as a wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Brian Reilly

To The Frank Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we convey sincere condolences for the passing of Your Beloved Mother and Grandmother. We will always cherish fond memories of Liz's Humor and Hospitality during family visits to her lovely country home. May Liz rest in peace.

Sheila, Brian, Carolyn and Sean
Colorado

Marie Ahl

To the family,
Liz was a long time friend. Going to lunches for her class and doing work at Greenfield were a lot of fun. She will be missed. May she rest in peace

Marlene Denison

Dave, Gregg & family,
Liz was a friend & classmate. She was a lot of fun and remember us growing up on East North St. with Elaine and Liz as our playmates when they lived with Gramma Rickett. She will be missed by all that knew her. Rest In Peace Liz.

Kathy Denner

Deepest condolences for your loss. She will be greatly missed by many.