Robert L. Frum, a resident of the Woodlands retirement community in Huntington, WV, passed away on March 6, 2014 at 86 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard D and Grace McGinnis Frum as well as his brother Earl.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Colebank Frum.
He also leaves behind his children, Tamara Lynn Frum of Newcomerstown, Ohio and R. David Frum, David's wife, Julie, and Bob's grandchildren, Jessica and Rachel Frum, of Sweden, Maine. He is also survived by his cousin, MaryAnne Schulteiss Griffin of McMinville, Oregon.
Bob began teaching after graduating from Marshall University in 1950. He retired from active service to public education in 1990.
He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Ohio University in 1957 and 1967, respectively.
He was appointed Superintendent of Lowell County, Ohio Schools in 1957. He also served as Superintendent of Schools in Martins Ferry, Ohio; Warren, Michigan; Columbiana County, Ohio; and Cabell County Public Schools in Huntington, West Virginia. Bob also taught at Ohio University, Marshall University and Morehead State University. He was a lifetime member of Phi Delta Kappa.
After retirement, Bob was active in his communities serving on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club, Area Action Agency and Family Recovery.
He also served on the city of Columbiana, Ohio's Civil Service Commission until the time of his death.
He served on several committees at his church, Columbiana United Methodist, and also helped start the Northeastern Ohio Marshall University Alumni Chapter. For over 60 years, Bob was an active supporter of Marshall University athletics.
A memorial service will be held 2pm March 29, 2014 in the chapel of Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home, Huntington, WV.
Memorial donations can be made in his name to the Scholarship Fund at Marshall University or to the Columbiana, Ohio United Methodist Church.
In death, we are compelled to remember the fullness of life.
The Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home is entrusted with the care of Mr. Frum. Online condolences maybe expressed at www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com