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Terence Robert Frank

February 15, 1954 ~ August 17, 2019 (age 65)

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Terence “Terry” Frank, 65, passed away on August 17, 2019 at home.

Terry spent his life on the water and enjoyed many days sailing, fishing, scuba diving, and motoring on his beloved Bertram 31. He had a passion for WWII history and visited many historically significant places during his travels. He enjoyed spending time with those he loved and relished his role hosting Sunday family dinners. He welcomed friends as part of his extended family and was always generous with Dewar’s, red wine, and his dry sense of humor.

After relocating his business, the Frank Door Company, to Carteret County from New York in 2000, Terry became increasingly involved in the community devoting countless hours to long-range planning, economic development, workforce development, and education. He was a Carteret County Commissioner and served on multiple boards including the Carteret County ABC, the Carteret Community College Trustees, Carteret Health Care, and First Citizens Bank. He also took a special interest in supporting Emergency Management Services due to his experience as a volunteer firefighter. 

He is survived by his wife, Maryanne; his children, Jennifer (Greg) Alexander, Christopher (Carly) Frank, and Kathryn (Collins) Walston; and his five grandchildren he never thought he would have the opportunity to meet: Owen, Carter, Madelyn, Abigail, and Emily. He is also survived by his leg-breaking dog, Roxy, who was always by his side at mealtimes.

The family welcomes those who would like to celebrate Terry’s life to join them at the Dunes Club of Atlantic Beach on Saturday, August 24th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (a brief service will be held at 1:30 pm). Shirt and shoes required, no ties permitted.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Carteret Community College Foundation’s “Building Our Future Together” campaign, or to the charity of your choice.

As Terry liked to sign-off: “Happy to be here. Happy to be anywhere.”


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Celebration of Life
August 24, 2019

1:00 PM
The Dunes Club
710 E Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

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