Plattsburgh — William M. Frandino, 73, of Plattsburgh, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
He was born in Ticonderoga on Dec. 12, 1928, the son of Carl and Josephine (Lipresti) Frandino.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a 1946 graduate of Whitehall High School. After graduating from P.S.U.C. in 1951, he accepted a teaching position in a one room schoolhouse on Hammond Lane. Beekmantown soon centralized the school district and he became a teacher then principal at the Main Building and West Chazy Schools.
In 1963, Mr. Frandino was appointed the first principal of the new district building at Cumberland Head. He remained principal of the school until his retirement. He owned and operated Guibord and Hapgood Insurance in Plattsburgh for many years.
He was a member of the Plattsburgh Elks Lodge BPOE 621, the N.Y.S. Retired Teachers Association, the Adirondack Golf Club, the N.Y.S. Retired Administrators Association and a former member of Bluff Point Golf Club.
He was very active in the Democratic Party.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lori Frandino and David Sanchez-Navarro of Walpole, N.H.; a longtime friend, Heidi Haselton of Plattsburgh; a sister, Catherine Aiken of Whitehall; and several nieces and nephews.
His wife, the former Mary O