Thursday, January 20, 2011

Frank Smith, investment banker Series: OBITUARIES

ST. PETERSBURG - Frank S. Smith, retired vice president and trust officer in charge of the trust investment division of Union Trust National Bank, now C & S Bank, died Friday (Dec. 29, 1989) of cancer at his residence, 650 Pinellas Point Drive S. He was 74.
``Frank was recognized by his peers and banking associates as one of the finest trust investment officers in the state of Florida and throughout the South,`` said James S. Craig, retired head of the trust department at the former Landmark Union Trust Bank.
`` Additionally, he was a very close personal friend for more than 25 years,`` Craig said.
Before joining Union Trust National Bank in 1960, he was an account executive and representative of several nationally known brokerage firms locally and in Baltimore and Kansas City, Kan., where he was with Merrill Lynch. He retired in 1979.
A native of Baltimore, he came here in 1956 from Meridian, Miss., where he also was a broker. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
He was former chairman of the Trust Investment Committee of the Florida Bankers Association and had taught bank investment courses at the American Institute of Bankers in St. Petersburg.
He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral and a former member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Lakewood Country Club.
During World War II, he served as a captain in the Army Air Forces.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth ``Libby``; a daughter, Jodi S. Borowsky, Vienna, Va.; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at Kenfield-Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 Pasadena Ave. S, where a funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Walter Cawthorne officiating.
Burial will follow in Woodlawn-Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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