Frank James Childs

February 8, 2023

Frank James Childs, age 91, of Woodstock, Ohio formerly of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, died Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Memorial Hospital in Marysville, Ohio. He was a retired associate of The Bergen Record, a newspaper in Bergen County, New Jersey, where he served 43 years as a compositor. He was a veteran of the United States Army. A train enthusiast, he collected Lionel model trains. He enjoyed sailing on his Sunfish at Lake Champlain (Willsboro Bay campsite marina) in New York state. Above all, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather and friend. He was born August 19, 1931 in Bergen County, New Jersey to the late Frank and Vivian Heathwood Childs. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Blossom Langford Childs; and a daughter-in-law, Beverly Childs. He is survived by his children, Lynn (Paul) Zizzo of Woodstock, Ohio, Frank Childs of Phoenix, Arizona, Glenn (Joy) Childs of Wilmington, North Carolina and Cindy (Scott) Van Carpels of Wantage, New Jersey; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2023 at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will be held in South Carolina at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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