Sis Frank, dead at 86

Sis Ruth 'Sis' Frank passed away late last week at her St. John home.  She as 86 and a stalwart of the island's community.

The Inquiring Iguana remembers seeing her Sunday afternoons at the Beach Bar enjoying the music of Steve Simon's Jazz islanders. She was frequently out and about.

The Iguana remembers reading that Frank was off island for some time recently, reportedly on the mainland for cardiac care.

She graduated in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Skidmore College. Ms. Frank founded and owned numerous successful businesses including Interior Design Company, St. John's first rental home business, Holiday Homes Real Estate and St. John Insurance Company. She was also the manager for St. John's youth steel orchestras, Steel Unlimited and Steel Unlimited II. These bands traveled throughout the United States and Europe. She co-founded the St. John School of the Arts and was its executive director from 1980 – 2005.

The St. John Source has an excellent story about Ms. Frank.

1 thought on “Sis Frank, dead at 86”

  1. So sorry to hear about Sis…. she was a wonderful lady with wonderful stories and I always enjoyed talking with her. A little bit of STJ has passed away with her.

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