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Obituary: Frances A. Outram

Frances A. Outram was born Frances A. Williams in Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County) to Margaret and Frank Williams Sr. were she lived with her five siblings, Frank,Willie, Clifford, Duval, Ethal and her step dad “Papa Dad Brown,”(all preceded her in death). She remained on Hildred Ave. in Columbus for 27 years.

Frances attended the Ohio State University where she met her husband of 30 years Robert Arthur Outram (preceded her in death). The two had three children-Barry of Fort Lauderdale, Arthur of Boca Raton and Denise of NYC.  They resided on Bragg St. in Dayton, Ohio until 1950 when Robert took a engineering job with Sperry Inc, at  which time they moved to 138th St. in NYC, and from there to Great Neck, then to Westbury.

Frances (affectionately known as “sis” to close friends and family), worked as an administrative assistant at North Shore Hospital Manhasset for many years and later worked for over 12 years as an administrative assistant in the Manhasset Great Neck EOC where she blossomed, starting and operating the Manhasset Great Neck Thrift shop, providing clothing to the needy. The program/shop was so successful it was duplicated throughout EOC’s in Nassau County.

Frances was a loving , caring generous lady, a dedicated member of Jack and Jill, a member of the Westbury Church of the Advent, an active member of the Westbury NAACP (where her son Arthur served as president) and a NAACP National life member. In addition she was a member of the league of woman voters and a regular poll worker in Westbury, and attended Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in 1964.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children Barry, Arthur, Denise, grand children Marc, Arthur Jr., Shereice and Avita, and great grandchildren Marcus and Camron, in addition a host of nieces and nephews and friends throughout the United States.

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


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