In loving memory of Frank Dana III
We were sad to learn of the passing of our friend Frank Dana III. Frank was a leader in his field and a trusted advisor and mentor to so many of us in the senior industry. A longtime member of Upstate Senior Network, he was always ready and willing to give of his time and knowledge. Our sympathy to his wife Susan, daughter Caroline and her husband Nick.
Frank Johnstone Dana III, 69, passed away on April 8th, 2020 at Rolling Green Village after a long battle with corticobasal syndrome. Frank was born June 8, 1950. He graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia, SC, Davidson College and Duke University School of Law. After graduating from Duke, Frank moved to Greenville and began practicing law, where he met and married Susan Hostetler. He practiced law privately for many years and was the founder of Dana Law Firm which later became Upstate Elder Law, PA in 2009.
Among his professional accomplishments, Frank was most proud of being the first Certified Elder Law Attorney in Greenville, SC. He devoted his practice to helping families both plan for and navigate legal matters associated with illness, disability, and end of life. Frank has been a member of the Greenville County Bar Association, the Greenville Estate Planning Council, Upstate Senior Network, the SC Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He served on several national committees of NAELA and is a past President of the SC Chapter of NAELA.
Frank was passionate about the game of tennis. Following his time at Davidson playing on the varsity tennis team, he found success in USTA League Tennis. He captained several teams that won both state and sectional titles, and competed at nationals in 2003. He enjoyed many adventures on Sierra Club outings. Frank was a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels. He was formerly a member of St. James Episcopal Church and was a current member of Christ Church Episcopal, Greenville. Most importantly, Frank was a devoted husband and loving father. He was a kind man that cared deeply for others and this was evident throughout his life.
A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Frank Dana to the Junior Tennis Foundation at 70 West Red Oak Lane, 4th Floor, White Plains, NY 10604. The Junior Tennis Foundation supports tennis programs that serve economically disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities.