Frances Honig, a lifelong Englewood resident and activist passed away peacefully after a short illness at Englewood hospital on June 4that the age of 90. Her entire family was at her bedside.
Fran was born in Newark, NJ to Jennie and Adolf Sachs. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years, Herb, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by herchildren Peter, Lisa and Stephen along with four grandchildren Ross, Ericka, Michael Max and Ashleigh.
As a child prodigy, Fran was a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and payed at Carnegie Hall at age 12. Admitted to the prestigious Chatham Square Music School at age 14, Fran continued her studies and career playing with numerous symphonies until she married at age 22. She was a lifelong activist and participated in the civil rights movement as early as the 1940’s and ‘50’s. An active volunteer in all aspects of the community which included;PTA President, member of the Englewood Board of Education,committee member of the Englewood Recreation Department, and assisting with the former John Harms Theater (Bergen PAC). As a political activist, she served as a local Democratic Committee woman and could be found at anyweekly town council meeting.
Once her family was raised she resumed her career playing in concerts in Europe in 1995 and volunteering at the Actors Home in Englewood in her later years.