Ralph L. (Pete) Froman, 87, Brookville, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.
A native of Marengo, born Oct. 21, 1918, he was the son of the late Zenor and Lulu Sloan Stevens.
He was a retired teacher having taught high school business for two years in Hancock County and a principal in 1948 at the former Lew Wallace Elementary School in Brookville. In 1961, he became principal of Brookville Elementary School, where he stayed until he retired in 1981. He earned a master’s degree from Butler University and was an Army veteran of World War II, having served as a radar specialist from 1942 to 1946. He attended Brookville United Methodist Church, and was a member of American Legion Bernard Hurst Post No. 77, where he formerly served as adjutant chaplain, Brookville Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 11 F&AM, and the Franklin County Retired Teachers Association. He was also chairman of the finance committee for the Heap Memorial Swimming Pool and one of the founding members of the Brookville Foundation.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Froman.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Sally Alberta Colebaugh; three sons, Michael and William Froman, both of Brookville, and Jack Froman of Batesville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, March 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.
Funeral: Thursday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.
Military rites: Performed at the grave site by American Legion Bernard Hurst Post No. 77.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Brookville Foundation.