Stephen W. Franckevich, of Beaufort, died at Pitt County Memorial Hospital on Monday, November 28, 2011, following an extended illness. He was born in Yonkers, NY, January 7, 1954. He graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings On The Hudson, NY. Stephen began his professional musical career at an early age, and at age 16 was playing trumpet with Lionel Hampton. He moved to Sweden in his early 20's where he became well known as a jazz trumpeter. His fame spread throughout other European countries and in the United States. He moved to Carteret County in 2001 and became a music teacher and band director at the Arapahoe Charter School, Arapahoe, NC.
No service is scheduled.
Stephen and Marjorie Frankevich
Partner of 21 years
Cari Lynn Loy
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arapahoe Charter School, 9005 HWY 306 South, Arapahoe, NC 28510.