Fenton of Fenton Art Glass Dies
Posted 8/10/2005 08:36 AM
Story by The Associated Press
The longtime company president and son of its founder died Tuesday
at age 89.
Frank M. Fenton, the longtime president of Fenton Art Glass in
Williamstown and son of its founder, has died at the age of 89.
Fenton died Tuesday afternoon.
The fifth child and first son of Frank L. Fenton was born Dec. 1,
1915. He attended grade school in Williamstown, but crossed over
the Ohio River to Marietta, Ohio, to attend high school. He
entered Marietta College in September 1932 and graduated with a
bachelor of arts degree in 1936.
For nearly four decades, Frank along with his brother Bill headed
Fenton Art Glass.
Fenton Art Glass is continuing a 100th anniversary celebration
throughout 2005 with special glass productions. The celebration
kicked off in Williamstown July 29, but Fenton was too ill to
attend. His most recent public appearance at the factory was when
Gov. Joe Manchin visited in May to help commemorate the company's
A visitation is planned from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10
a.m. to noon Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in
Williamstown. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at
Fenton Art Glass
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Frank M. Fenton
Photo Credit: Fenton Art Glass