Stanley S. Frazee, 82, lawyer

Posted: January 21, 2014

Stanley S. Frazee Jr., 82, of Wyndmoor, a retired Conrail lawyer, died Monday, Jan. 13, of cancer at Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor.

Mr. Frazee was a former associate general counsel for Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail) and its predecessors - the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. and Penn Central Transportation Co.

After retiring from Conrail in the 1990s, Mr. Frazee at different times was associated with the Philadelphia law firms Gallagher, Reilly & Lachat and Hohn & Scheuerle. He retired for good in the 2000s.

Mr. Frazee served in various roles for the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, including as past vice president of the Eastern Region. He also was a past chairman of the Railroad Industry Committee on Asbestos and Hearing Loss Litigation.

Born in East Orange, N.J., he grew up in Mount Airy and graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1950, Princeton University in 1954, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1957.

On June 28, 1958, he married the former Eleanor Gay Barbour in Philadelphia. She died in 1999.

Known as Stan, Mr. Frazee loved to travel and visited England and Ireland with his wife. He was an avid sports fan, especially of golf and tennis.

A lover of family, friends, food, and wine, Mr. Frazee threw "foodie" parties. "My mom was a better cook. He was a better eater," said his son Stanley S. III.

Later in life, Mr. Frazee traded wine for words and became an avid reader. He lived with cancer for 20 years.

In addition to his son, Mr. Frazee is survived by another son, Jonathan W.; daughter Elizabeth G.; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. Interment is private.

Donations may be made to Keystone Hospice, 8765 Stenton Ave., Wyndmoor, Pa. 19038.


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