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Richard D. Frace

December 25, 2023

Richard Frace Obituary

Richard D. “Reds” Frace, 83, a lifelong resident of Tatamy, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2023.  He was the loving husband of Janet E. (Flick) Frace to whom he was married 61 years on May 5th.

Born in Wilson Borough, Dick was a son of the late Edward D. and Grace E. (Babp) Frace.  A 1958 graduate of Nazareth High School, he attended the former Churchman Business School and honorably served in the United States Army during peacetime.  Dick was last employed at Equipto in Tatamy, where he worked for more than 20 years before retiring.  Previously, he served as the editor of the former Nazareth Item until the closing in 1975.

Civic-minded, Dick was involved in his community serving as a member, President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Tatamy Historical Society.  During his association with the Historical Society, he was instrumental in organizing the archives, car show, and centennial celebration.  In 1998, Dick was honored for his service to the community and was awarded Citizen of The Year.  Additionally, he was active in Tatamy athletics coaching both softball and baseball.  Dick was also an active member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Tatamy, where he served as deacon, elder, Consistory President and Vice President.  Throughout the years, he enjoyed fishing and always looked forward to attending the activities of his children and grandchildren whom he ardently supported.          

In addition to his loving wife, Janet, he will be dearly missed by his daughter, Karen Prosser and husband, Bruce, of Bethlehem Township; son, Marc Frace and wife, Suzanne, of Bushkill Township; four grandchildren, Michelle, Tyler, Anastasia, and Virginia; great-granddaughter, Maya; sister, Barbara McEntire and husband, Larry, of Tatamy; sister-in-law, Betty Williams of Upper Nazareth Township; many nieces and nephews.

Richard was predeceased by four brothers, Donald “Ducky”, Edward Jr. “Junior”, Harold “Turtle”, and Bruce “Soup” Frace.    

Services: A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. in the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath, PA 18014.  Friends and relatives are invited to call on Saturday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown.

Contributions: Memorial contributions may be offered to a charity of one’s choice.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 30, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
George G. Bensing Funeral Home, LLC
2165 Community Dr.
Bath, PA 18014

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 30, 2023

11:00 AM
George G. Bensing Funeral Home, LLC
2165 Community Dr.
Bath, PA 18014

Interment
Saturday
December 30, 2023

12:30 PM
Hope Cemetery (Hecktown)

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