Ellen L. Frantz, 70, of Scarsdale, passed away Thursday, December 20 with adoring family at her side. Ellen, daughter of Garnett and Madeline Schell, was born May 18, 1942 in Trenton, NJ. She is survived by Steven, her husband of 43 years, and daughter Amber (Jeff) Frantz-Rago. Additionally she is survived by her sisters Mary (Dick) Augsbach of Airmont, NY and Joan (Bert) Mount of Birmingham, MI as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews and their families.
Ellen taught Kindergarten for 41 years mostly at the Greenacres School in Scarsdale, NY. She was a highly respected teacher and is remembered fondly by her former students, colleagues and parents.
Ellen began teaching in Scarsdale at the Edgewood School in 1967. She met Steven, a fifth grade teacher, and they were married in 1969. Both retired in 2006, Steven as Principal of the Fox Meadow Elementary School. Sustaining the family business, daughter Amber is a third grade teacher at Heathcote. Ellen was a member of Fox Meadow Tennis Club in Scarsdale and the Education Forum (TVCC) of Scarsdale. She was an avid reader and advocate for environmental causes and animal welfare.
A funeral service for family was held December 28 in the chapel at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY. A memorial/celebration for Ellen is scheduled for January 25, 5:00 p.m. at the Fox Meadow Tennis Club, 14 Wayside Lane, Scarsdale. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT.
Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Home in Scarsdale is coordinating arrangements. See website for more information, www.elbennettfuneralhomes.com.