Tappan Zee High School

Obituary

COSENTINO, FRANK J. Frank J. Cosentino, formerly of Sparkill, NY, died peacefully at his home in Princeton, NJ, on August 9, 2005. He was born in Piermont, NY to Frank and Rose Cosentino on April 20, 1934. Frank's life was marked by high accomplishment in scholarship, athletics and leadership. He was an all Rockland selection in football, baseball and basketball during his career at Tappan Zee High School. He was also Section 9 golf champion and placed third in the N.Y.S. Golf Junior Championship during his senior year. Frank was president of the student body and valedictorian of his high school graduating class. He received a scholarship to Princeton University where he majored in geology. There he played three years of varsity football and he was the starting quarterback in his junior year. He was captain of the golf team, losing only one match in four years of competition. Upon graduating from Princeton he served in the United States Army. After two years of duty he joined Edward Marshall Boehm, Inc., of Trenton, NJ, as an executive assistant. Eventually he was promoted to the position of president of Boehm, Inc., and its subsidiary, Boehm of Malvern England, Ltd. He is the author of several books. The first, “Boehm's Birds - The Porcelain Art of Edward Marshall Boehm“, was written in 1960. This was followed by “Edward Marshall Boehm - 1913-1969“, which was released in 1970. “The Boehm Journey to Ching-te-Chen, The Birthplace of Porcelain“, was published in 1976. His last book, “The Boehm Journey to Egypt, Land of Tutankhamun“, was completed in 1979. He retired in 1992, enjoying golf and travel with his wife, Nancy. Frank was inducted to the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame on April 7, 1979. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, and his daughter, Laura; sister, Jean Pagnozzi (Anthony); brothers, Arthur (Loretta) and Bruno (Clare). Several nieces and nephews also survive him. Funeral Services will be private. At a future date a Memorial Service is planned for family and friends.