James Russell Frana, age 49 passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012. James was born in Long Branch, New Jersey the son of Robert and Florence (Wasilczik) Frana. He moved to Central Florida from New Jersey in 1969 and was employed in construction sales. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament and St. Andrew Catholic Churches. He was also a member of Lake County Hoops, Clermont Girls Softball and Minneola Planning and Zoning.
James is survived by wife Lisa (Murphy) Frana of Minneola; mother Florence Frana of Clermont; son Trevor, daughter Shelby Frana both of Minneola; brother Joseph (Missy) Frana; sister Lynda Frana, both of Clermont. He is predeceased by brother Mike Frana and father Robert Frana. He is also survived by sister Diane Dauer, sister and brothers, Debbie Lindsey-Gorman, Jim and Bill Lindsey all of New Jersey; nieces and nephews, Hope and Jacob (children of Joe) and Logan and Alyssa (children of Lynda); and biological mother Virginia Schmidt.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to BankFirst of Clermont, Jim Frana Memorial Account.