Lance Lee Frens, 71 entered into eternal life on Sunday, December 22, at 10:19 a.m. surrounded by his loving family after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 1, 1948 in Batavia to the late Lamonte (Laura McCabe) Frens. He is preceded in death by siblings Gene Frens, Bob Frens and Lana Mower.
Lance was a Chemical Engineer and worked for Graham Manufacturing since 1967. He was a respected, intelligent and valued professional and loved his Graham family. Lance through his work traveled the world but his favorite place to be was on his beloved Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was also an avid golfer known by his golf buddies as one who preferred to carry his clubs and walk the course, refusing to ever ride in a cart. His love for walking contributed to his strong and healthy heart that sustained him through months of suffering, he never complained. Lance had a zest for life, he was honest, trustworthy and decent his entire life.
His greatest joy were his three daughters, Lisa (Greg Brennan) Frens-Harlach; Kimberly (Clifford) Frens-Gibson and Kristen (Thomas) Gomez. Lance’s legacy will live on through them. Until we are reunited daddy, we will hold you close in our hearts. “If only we could see you now….”
Lance is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children Susan Williams, grandsons Nicholas Elmore and Lucas Calarco-Gomez; siblings Pauline Walker, Larry (Kathy) Frens, Lindsay (Carol) Frens. His grand fur babies Zada and Lacey, along with many loving nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020. An 11:00 AM Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.