August 9, 2005
By DENISE ALEX
Just days after Fenton Art Glass celebrated its 100th anniversary,
Tuesday night the company is mourning the loss of one of its own.
Frank Fenton passed away this afternoon at the age of 89.
Fenton was a pioneer for the famed art glass company. He was a
historian, past president and past chairman of the board for the
Williamstown Mayor Jean Ford says Frank Fenton was one of her
dearest friends and such a gentleman.
She added that everywhere she looks in Williamstown she sees
something he helped create.
Recently Mr. Fenton donated 25-thousand dollars to develop Fenton
Park on land he donated to the City of Williamstown.
His son, George Fenton, the current president of Fenton Art Glass,
says his father's leadership, advice and humor will be greatly
missed and that Mr. Fenton had a love for life and the family
Frank Fenton battled several ailments in his later years.
Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church in
Williamstown Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00 and Saturday morning
from 10:00 to 12:00.
A memorial service will be held at the church Saturday afternoon