In Loving Memory

Frank Slaven

April 4, 1941 - April 26, 2021


Frances “Frank” Carlton Slaven, 80, a native of Massachusetts, and a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Frank retired as a pressman from the Boston Globe.  In his spare time, he loved woodworking and building furniture.  He loved spending time with his family and dogs and enjoyed his fellowship with friends at Common Ground, as was known to be a great dancer as well.

Frank was preceded in death by his son, Kenny Slaven.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janice Slaven; daughter, Pamela Whitlow (Michael), and son, Alan Slaven (Cheryl); grandchildren, Joshua and Adam Whitlow, Allison and AJ Slaven, Dan, Jeremy, Jaimie, John and Christopher Slaven; great-grandchildren, Evie and Cameron Whitlow and Brenden and Connor Wencek; sister, Kathy Carr (James); and his dogs, Hera and Lucy; along with other family members and friends.

A time of celebration and visitation will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL at 11:00 AM.  Interment will follow at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, AL at 1:30 PM.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Richard L.Bacon

    I’m so sorry to hear this , he was one of my favorites at the ” happy hour” at the Commonground. He always had a great addition to the conversation on the poarch..Thank you for your time sir.

  2. George Waters

    I am sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He always had the time for a conversation with me. Please accept my condolences.

  3. Laura DiPirro

    I was saddened to hear of his passing. I was fortunate to spend many hours chatting with Mr. Frank on the porch at Common Ground. It always brought a smile to my face when I would pull into the parking lot and see he had already arrived. He will be missed by many.

  4. Julie Hewett

    Frank was a dear friend to me and I’m so grateful we met years ago at Common Ground. For years we’d all meet on the front porch before meetings chatting and just having a good time together! He use to sit between me & Devon and said he was the rose between two thorns.. LOL
    So grateful to have known Frank and I’m praying for his lovely wife Janice and the family!

  5. Chris Marsni

    I am sorry for your loss Janice. May your happy memories comfort you.

  6. Carole Casano

    Janice and family – I was so saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of our times together here in Massachusetts. I wish I could be there with you but know I’m thinking of all of you.

  7. Jim & Judii Moore

    So sorry Jan. He was one hell of a fun guy when we were in Weymouth Trade School. I’m sorry that we didn’t get together when you guys came home for visits. Our very best to you and the family.

  8. richard podlaski

    RIP FRANK it was a pleasure to know and work with you

  9. Kathleen Wilson

    I will always think of Frank with a smile. I would arrive at Common Ground and Frank would be sitting on the porch. We were both from Boston and we loved talking about Boston and about sports! He always brought a smile and a laugh. It won’t be the same, he will be missed by me and so many others. I am grateful to have had him in my life. Many prayers for Janice, Kenny of whom Frank talked about often, and the family.

  10. Cheryl Corey

    Janice, we are very saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. So many fond and fun memories of him in Pembroke. Lots of good times and laughs. Our love to you, Pam and Alan and families. Cheryl and Bruce

  11. Thomas A. Connor

    RIP Frank. It was a pleasure to work alongside of you for so many years. Thank you for your service to our great country.

  12. Joseph Key

    As the Ride Captain for PGR, it will be our HONOR to take him to his final resting place AMEN for a HERO GOING HOME


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