Headline: OBITUARY Frederick Yancey of Boston, at 53
Publication Date: January 25, 1997
Source: Boston Herald
Region: Boston Metro, Massachusetts
Obituary: Frederick Howell Yancey II of Boston, founder of King Press and a former sales representative, died Wednesday at Boston Medical Center. He was 53.
Born in Boston, he graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1963. He lived in Detroit for 22 years, returning to Boston last year.
Mr. Yancey was a printer and founded King Press in Boston in the late 1960s. He was also a sales representative for Gillette and Xerox in Detroit and Boston, where he served as senior sales manager for both companies.
He was a member of the Board of Deacons at St. Mark's Congregational Church in Dorchester, a troop leader and district commissioner for the Boy Scouts and oversaw the formation and continuance of Boy Scouts troops throughout Massachusetts.
Mr. Yancey was a dancer who taught ballroom dancing and created the Fancy Yancey Dancers. He was a member of Optimists International and the Shutterbug Club of Detroit. He was an avid photographer who won many awards for work in Detroit.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann (Smith); two sons, Frederick Howell Yancey III of Columbus, Ohio, and Christopher Marc of Philadelphia, Pa.; six brothers, Boston City Councilor Charles C. Yancey of Boston, Ronald L. of Derry, N.H., Howell T. of Brockton, Terrence L., Robert R. and Vincent G., all of Boston; a sister, Eleanor Yancey Fuller of Boston; two grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mark's Congregational Church, Dorchester.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain.
Arrangements are by the Roger Shields Funeral Home, Mattapan.