Bernard R.E. "Frankie" Francfort, former owner of a New York City display company who moved to Butchers Hill after retiring more than three decades ago, died of heart failure July 21 at Ma Maison, a Perry Hall assisted-living facility.
He was 90.
The son of Marcel Jules Francfort, who operated family-owned livery carriage stables, and Marguerite Julie Maurer Francfort, a homemaker, Bernard Roger Edouard Francfort was born in Lausanne, Switzerland.
After graduating from high school in Lausanne, he enrolled at Art et Metier, a technical school, and graduated as a welding technician.
He worked at Ateliers de Construction Mechniques in Vevey, Switzerland, and...