Frances Mostov 1924-2022
Toledo native and long time resident, Fran Mostov passed away this week in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, her home since 1999, at the age of 97.
Fran was the daughter of attorney Joseph Gluck and his wife Rose, of Toledo and graduated from Scott High School in 1942. She graduated from the University of Toledo where she was active in the local chapter of the American Association of University Women.
At her graduation from TU, Frannie met the love of her life, Dave Mostov, who was attending the ceremony to celebrate his sister, Shirley, a classmate of Fran's. Also attending his sister's graduation was Dan Gluck, who Dave knew from his years at TU. Dan introduced the recently returned Naval officer to Frannie and the rest was history.
After marrying Dave in 1947, Frannie turned her attention to volunteer work and to raising their three children, Charles, Julie and Elizabeth.
She held leadership positions in several organizations including Planned Parenthood, AAUW, the Alumni Association of the University of Toledo and Collingwood Avenue Temple.
At the Temple, now Shomer Emunim in Sylvania, she was President of the Women's Association (Sisterhood) and also served as President of the Women's Board of the Jewish Federation of Toledo. Frannie was also active as a fundraiser and volunteer for The Red Cross, The Toledo Museum of Art, The Toledo Symphony Orchestra, The United Jewish Appeal and United Way. She gave her time to aiding in the surgical waiting room at Toledo Hospital, the Planned Parenthood Clinic and spent countless Election Days as a volunteer at the polls. Her community activism rubbed off on her children, who have gone on to take active rolls in their local communities in the arts, Women's rights and health issues, animal rescue and politics.
Fran and Dave moved to Devonshire in Palm Beach Gardens in 1999, where she instantly took up where she left off in Toledo, volunteering to serve on the community's advisory committee, the resident council and on the culinary committee, which she chaired for several years. She also wrote a column for the Devonshire Times and served on its council.
Fran was devoted to her friends, some of who joined her at Devonshire after moving from Toledo and many other new ones she met and cherished in Florida. Even after losing David in 2005, she kept her optimistic and engaging spirit embracing life and the many blessings she felt life offered her.
Fran was the last of her generation of the Mostov family and was looked to as a source of joy and wisdom. Her elegance, charm, and generosity as well as her passion for social justice will be missed by her family and friends.
Fran is survived by her son, Charles (Dori, Rachel, and great-grand baby, Aurora) of Los Angeles; and daughters, Julie and Elizabeth who both live in New York; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Temple Shomer Emunim, 6453 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH. 43560. Interment services will be held on Monday January 10, 2022 at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.
Robert H. Wick Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (419)535-5840.
Donations may be made in her name to Planned Parenthood of Toledo.