Obituaries — Sept. 7, 2022

Albert Friess

November 2, 1933 – August 15, 2022

Albert Francis Friess passed on August 15, 2022, just shy of his 89th birthday. He left behind Virginia Herweh, whom he loved passionately for 65 years; his children and grandchildren, Erich and Allison, Claire, Maxwell, Katja, Anna, and Jameson; and sister, Doris Thompson.

Throughout his life, Albert had many names — Sonny to his family, Al or Mayor to his peers, and if you are a generation younger than him, you called him Boss. Albert was proud to be from the Bronx; served in the Navy during the Korean conflict; boxed and medaled in the Golden Gloves. He was a diehard Yankee fan, a huge supporter of the University of Notre Dame aka ‘subway alumnus,’ and entrenched in his communities of Corning, NY and Sequim, WA.

Albert spent 35 years at Corning Inc. in International Sales & Marketing. He had a magnetic presence and made connections around the globe. His job allowed him to move to Germany, connect with lost relatives, and travel with his family. Albert saw his retirement from Corning Inc. as an opportunity to further delve into civic service. He loved Corning, serving as a Rotarian, School Board member, City Councilman, and Mayor. In 2000, Albert left Corning for his retirement destination, Sequim, WA. Once again, he dove deep into his new community. He was active in Sequim Sunrise Rotary, volunteered in the local public schools, and served on the boards of the Sequim Educational Foundation and KSQM Radio.

Going anywhere with Albert was an experience. His voice boomed in hello’s to everyone in the room and a meal was bound to be interrupted by countless friends. He never ran out of things to say or people to say them to. Albert’s stories were known to bring tears of both heartache and laughter. His favorite story to tell was how he fell in love with Virginia; he called it “true love.”

Albert dedicated his life to serving and caring for others, his country, communities, friends, and family. He had a big personality and an even bigger heart. We know Sonny is in God’s hands and has joined sister Dolly Telfer, uncle Tony Gondola, his parents, and his Grandma Riess, who was his guiding force in life. God bless you, Boss. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider supporting the Corning Rotary or Sequim Rotary youth scholarship funds.

Frances Chambers Joswick

May 9, 1929 – July 22, 2022

Frances Chambers Joswick died July 22, 2022 in Sequim, Washington at the age of 93.

Frances was born May 9, 1929 to Ruth and Jackson Chambers in Bronxville, New York. She is survived by her two children, David Joswick, and Barbara Evans, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren, her eldest child, Nancy Biery predeceased Frances in 2018.

Frances received her baccalaureate degree from DePauw University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois. When her children attained school age, Frances began a lifelong and varied career in human services. She worked as a psychiatric social worker, became administrator of social/vocational residential facilities for newly discharged mental health patients, was the Administrator for Skilled nursing homes in California and combined her love of horses and her professional training to organize and run a therapeutic horseback riding program for disabled children and adults in San Juan Capistrano.

Frances and her husband, Jerry, moved from California to Maui in 1989. After the death of her husband in 1990. Frances became the Deputy Director of the agency on Maui that provides services to homeless families and individuals. She held this position for seventeen years and retired to Quilcene, Washington, in 2008 to be closer to her oldest daughter and son.

While living in Jefferson County, Frances volunteered for several community agencies: Hospice, The Substance Abuse Advisory Board, the Board of Health, the Guardian ad Litem program and the Peninsula Resource Services Network. She was a member of the PEO sisterhood.

Frances moved to Sequim, Washington in 2014 and lived at The 5th Avenue then finally at Sinclair Place in Sequim.

Private services are planned for family to honor her life.

Her choice for memorials is: J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center (26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675).