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Claire Ades

Claire Frenkel McMillan Ades

Saturday, February 23rd, 1924 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Claire Frenkel McMillan Ades
Claire F. Ades, 95, passed away February 7, 2020
Claire was born in Pensacola and grew up in a close, loving family. At 18, she met and married a dashing naval aviation ensign in September 1942. They were able to enjoy Navy life, living at many naval bases throughout the U.S, raising two young daughters until Mac’s death in July 1954 from an aircraft accident in Italy where he was serving as the Commanding Officer of the USS Megara, a repair ship. He was a Commander, USN at the time of his death. Claire was living in Pensacola at the time and continued to work until her retirement. She married Harlow W. Ades, PHD, in July 1963 and then moved to Urbana, Il, when he accepted a faculty research position at the University of Illinois Department of Engineering and Physiology in 1965 where they lived until his retirement in December 1976. They then moved back to Pensacola. While Harlow was attending a meeting in Washington, DC, October, 1977, he suffered a fatal stroke leaving Claire a widow once again.
She stayed involved in many organizations, active in Temple Beth El activities, bridge, and as a docent in the historic area of Pensacola. She was a central figure with the many nephews, nieces and cousins. She was the remaining “matriarch” and enjoyed a close relationship to them all.
She truly loved life: entertaining her many friends, relatives, and neighbors; and embraced travel. She was the genuine article. She was caring, supportive, and grateful for her many blessings.
Claire was preceded in death by her two brothers, Maurice (Brother) Frenkel, Clarence Jr. of Mobile, AL, and sister Terese (Terry) McClure, Lakeland, FL. She is survived by her two daughters, Frances (Fran) McMillan, Pensacola, and Patricia McMillan, Woodbine, GA; stepson, William (Bill) Ades(Martha), Manassas, VA; her grandchildren, David Rudisill, Pensacola, and Michael (Summer) Rudisill, Sanford, FL, Marcus Ades, Emily Cremeans (Mike), also of Manassas, VA; five great-grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends here as well as abroad.
 
The family would like to thank her devoted caregivers during her later years; Iris Jordan, Octavia Davis, Yolanda Freeman, Kendra Britt, and Keana Patterson. Also, grateful appreciation to the nursing division of Azalea Trace, Emerald Coast Hospice and Kindred home health for their comprehensive and compassionate care.
Visitation with the family will be at Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 11. Followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. with Rabbi Joel Fleekop officiating. A reception will follow at Temple Beth El Social hall.
To honor Claire’s memory, and in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Fannie W. Frenkel perpetual care cemetery fund, Temple Beth El; and to any animal rescue organization of choice.
May Claire’s memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved her.
Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home
    Address
    124 W. GREGORY ST.
    PENSACOLA, Florida 32502
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Beth El Cemetery
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Dale Spradling,

Posted at 12:00am
Hi Fran & Trisha, this is Dale Spradling, Eloise's son. So sorry to hear about your mom. I'd love to stay in touch. [email protected] ~ Dale Spradling, Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Kathie Sutton,

Posted at 12:00am
Fran & Trisha, I was SO sorry to see this about your Mom. She was a very special neighbor to Gerry & I....he loved when he could have happy hour & laughs w/her!! Sorry I couldnt be there but certainly thinking of both of yall!! ~ Kathie Sutton, Pensacola, Florida
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Karen Lewis,

Posted at 12:00am
I did not know Claire personally but I knew her daughter,Trish. You can see the same type of qualities that Trish has in her. She has the same class and to me she looks like her. She can be proud of the legacies that she has left behind with her children and I feel certain that her children have many wonderful memories of her also. We are so sorry for your loss. Karen, Ruth, Marty and Charlie. Your life will live on through your children. ~ Karen Lewis, Rockledge, Florida
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Suzanne Wagg,

Posted at 12:00am
Fran, I'm so sorry that you've lost your mother. I always thought she was strikingly beautiful and gracious. She always made me feel welcome when we would play at your house after school. Always keep your memories of her fresh in your heart. Suzanne Mead Wagg ~ Suzanne Wagg, Pensacola, Florida
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