LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Frank Warren Haines Jr., 83, died Sunday, August 1, 2004 at Tandem Health Care, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Born in Dexter, a son of Winifred (Beverly) and Frank W. Haines Sr., he resided in Ewing since 1951.
He graduated from Cony High School, Augusta and from the University of Maine, Class of 1948, where he was a member and president of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Frank served as class president for 15 years, ending with the 50th class reunion in 1998, at which he received the Alumni Association Golden 'M' award for leadership. He also did graduate study in public administration at Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., under a Volker Fellowship.
He saw combat with the Ninth Division, 84th FA, BN, HQ in North Africa and Sicily before being transferred to London and Paris. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves and retired in 1967 as Lt. Col., 404th Civil Affairs Co. He served on the board of directors of the Ninth Division Association and attended many annual reunions.
Frank was employed by the New Jersey Taxpayers Association from 1951 to his retirement in 1985, serving as executive director from 1969. A member of the Governmental Research Association, American Society of Association Executives, and American Society for Public Administration, he was the recipient of the first ASPA Administrator of the Year Award in 1976. He was a consultant and frequent speaker on N.J.'s Optional Municipal Charter Law and was named to numerous state Commissions and Task Forces. He received an honorary membership in the League of Women Voters in recognition of his work with the League's Fiscal Policy Committee.
He was a past president of Trenton Torch Club, a member of Reserve Officers Association, American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, and director for many years of the Prospect St. Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir. Frank was also a Ewing Little League manager for several seasons.
In his retirement, he especially enjoyed playing trombone with the Blawenburg Band. He was also an avid gardener. For several years, he and his wife maintained a summer home on Chebeague Island, where he sang in the Methodist Church choir and organized an island band.
Predeceased by his parents, his brother CDR. John B. Haines, U.S.N., and a grandson, Frank W. Haines IV.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and David Iveland of Agoura, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Karen of Ewing; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Tricia of Topsfield, Mass.; six grandchildren, Amanda, Emily, and Rachel of Ewing and Kyle, Christopher, and Sean of Topsfield. He is also survived by an uncle, Walter Beverly of Clermont, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Barbara W. Haines of La Jolla, Calif.; a niece, Katherine H. Kaseman of Manassas, Va.; two nephews, Daniel Haines of Springfield, Va., and John Haines Jr. of Burke, Va., as well as several cousins.
A long time member of Prospect St. Presbyterian Church, he later joined the First Presbyterian Church of Ewing. Funeral services were held Thursday, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ewing, 100 Scotch Road, Ewing, with the Rev. Elizabeth Vandegrift and Rev. Nicholas Hatch pastors officiating. Burial will be in the Ewing Church Cemetery. Arrangements are made by Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Rd., Pennington, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Frank's memory to:
400 Morris Ave., Suite 251
Denville, N.J., 07834
Memorial Fund of the
First Presbyterian Church
100 Scotch Road
Ewing, N.J. 08628