Frank Joseph Connors passed unexpectedly at 66 years of age on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. He was born in Tonawanda, New York and was the first of five children born to Robert L. Connors and Virginia (Weiss) Connors. Frank graduated from Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck, NY in 1972. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1979 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in Philosophy. Frank continued his education with post-graduate studies in Architecture and Astronomy at the University of Maryland.
Frank was a devoted and loving son to Robert and Virginia and much loved by his family and friends. A talented artist, his love of painting and drawing began early in life and he went on to earn numerous awards and recognition for his works. His lengthy career in the Event Production industry afforded him the luxury of world-wide travel while doing what he loved. After retirement Frank dove into website development while taking up the guitar and drums to round out his natural love of the arts.
Frank was a fierce proponent of environmental protection and encouraged others to do their part as well. He was clever, creative, incredibly empathetic, a gentle soul and a wonderful and inquisitive conversationalist.
His immediate family as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews mourn his passing.
He is survived by his daughter, Claire Digirolamo (Angie); and grandchildren, Taraji and Treyden Digirolamo of North Harpswell, ME; his son, Paul A. Connors of Decatur, GA; his father, Robert L. Connors of Acworth, GA; sisters, Alyce Connors Ball (Jim) of Boston, MA, Helen Haugen (David) of Acworth, GA; and brother, Robert L. Connors Jr. (Beth) of Berkeley Lake, GA. Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia; and brother, Henry E. Connors (Nancy).
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 12 at 10 am at Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Earthjustice at https://earthjustice.org/