Manny H. Frockt, 98

Manny H. Frockt, 98

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Manny H. Frockt, 98, died Sunday, December 4, 2022 in West Palm Beach, FL, but in the family’s sadness, they celebrate a life filled with success and love. He survived WW II, heart surgery and cancer.

He was born June 17, 1924 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Louis and Gussie Morris Frockt.

Manny was a former partner with Frockt & Klingman, Attorneys at Law. He was honored during his legal career and featured more than once in the newspaper for his work on behalf of clients.  He represented clients from all walks of life, both working-class and powerful.

Manny was a WWII veteran of the US Army (serving from 1942 to 1945), and being a recipient of several medals from the Army and the Government of France and but most notably, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his services with the Ghost Army, 23rd Headquarters Special Troops.  This honored the Ghost Army’s “unique and highly distinguished service in conducting deceptive operations in Europe during WWII”.

As a young man, he was active in the Masons.  He was a former St. George Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Kosair Shrine member. Later in life, he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah, in his 70’s. After retiring and moving to Florida, he volunteered at the Reform Temples in Wellington and Lake Worth, FL.

As a father, he took his family on trips around the country. He was with them at Rock’s Little League games and for Shelley’s dance recitals. And the family, all went fishing together. On Sunday mornings, he filled the house with music from Broadway shows, blasting from the Hi-Fi.

Of course, Manny, “Bub”, was most proud of his family.  He and Esther created a loving home.  They extended that love to their children and grandchildren. They danced at their 50th wedding anniversary party in Florida.  Bub was thrilled to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of his oldest Great-Grandchild, Ellie.

He is survived by his son, I. Joel “Rocky” Frockt (Gina K. Calvert); his daughter, Shelley F. Elias; his grandchildren, Susan Frockt (Robert Clifton), Jennifer Ruben (Herman), Benjamin Elias (Elaine) and Kevin Elias (Josephine); and six great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Ruben, Henry Ruben, Eitan Elias, Abigail Elias, Reuben Elias and Caleb Elias.

The family will conduct a private graveside service on Thursday, December 8th.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ghost Army Legacy Project, 1305 S. Michigan Ave #1164, Chicago, IL 60605 or to the Anti-Defamation League, 605 3rd Ave, New York, NY 16158.

Adath Jeshurun CemeterySection C; Lot 150, Grave C

Adath Jeshurun Cemetery
Section C; Lot 150, Grave C