Francis R. “Frank” Clancy, 82

Francis R. “Frank” Clancy, 82, of Toms River, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Mr. Clancy owned and operated Clancy’s Pharmacy in Beachwood from 1962 until he retired in 2002. He was a true old town Pharmacist who was trusted and loved by the people of Beachwood. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Toms River. Born in Jersey City, he grew up in Linden moving to Toms River in 1957.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Corrine in 1982. Francis is survived by his two sons, Dr. Kevin Clancy and his wife Deborah of Toms River, and Stuart Clancy and his wife Kathleen of Pine Beach; a sister, Patricia Annette Clancy of New Mexico; he was a devoted and loving grandfather to his six grandchildren, Meghan, Colleen, Patrick, Michael, Erin, Heather, and his great granddaughter, Kaylee.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. A funeral liturgy will be offered 10:00am Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Hooper Ave., Toms River followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting

Photo was taken Fall 2009 in the window of his former longtime pharmacy storefront for the Beachwood Historical Alliance.

Frank Clancy, Fall 2009.


3 thoughts on “Francis R. “Frank” Clancy, 82

  1. I remember Mr. Clancy well. He used to have a gameroom in his store on the Beachwood Blvd., side.He seemed a patient man:) My best friend Donna and I would meet there and we were Fuzzball champs…we even beat the older guys:)Then usually walk down to Beachwood Beach to meet up with other kids or hang out.

  2. Love it Knew Clancy for 50 years This is a great piece of trivia from my old home town Thanks to Donald Miller for sending me this. Doug johnson Ft Lauderedale

  3. Frank Clancy not only was the local pharmacist, but he was like having an after hours medical encyclopedia at your fingertips in an era before the internet. mini care centers or quick kinder-care service at Community like we have today. He also provided many of the locals with thier 1st working experience.

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