Hans Frank

NEWPORT NEWS - Hans Frank, 93, a resident of Newport News from 1938-1997, died in Baltimore on Dec. 29, 2003. Fleeing from the Nazis, he settled in Newport News with the assistance of Marie Schmidt Helvering, who had emigrated several years earlier from his hometown in the Rhinepfalz, Germany. Mr. Frank 'always appreciated the freedom and opportunities that the United States offered,' said his daughter Ellen Lightman, of Baltimore. Mr. Frank along with his wife Selma Dreifus Frank owned Franks' Market in the East End of Newport News during the 1940's50's and was active in real estate until his move to Baltimore. He was a member of Adath Jeshurun Congregation for nearly six decades. In addition to his wife and daughter he is survived by another daughter, Judy Stieglitz of New York, and sons-in-law, Dr. Noah Lightman and Richard Stieglitz; a sister, Irma Gideon and a brother Max Frank of New York; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Sol Levinson & Bros., Pikesville, MD 21208 800-338-1701.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/25/2004.