Frances A. Newcomb, age 81, of Ocean View, passed away peacefully on Tuesday. Fran was born on October 10,1936, graduated from Ocean City High School in 1954, and earned an associates degree from Ryder College. Fran retired from Shore Memorial Hospital where she was a medical transcriptionist in 1998. Fran had a wonderful sense of humor and a natural curiosity about life and the people she met. She was a sweet, kind soul and loved her friends and family very much. She was predeceased by her parents, Theodore Meskers and Emma Meskers and her sister, Josephine Swansen. She is survived by her brother, Ted Meskers, Jr.(Patti), her son James Newcomb III (Donna), her daughter Kathleen Lucas, her nieces and nephews, Bo Swansen (Jill), Sandy Staiger, plus her aunt, Dot Wigglesworth and her uncle, William Morrow. Besides many cousins, she was also a loving step-great-grandmother to Emmie and Joe Joe. Fran was loved by so many for her kindness and generous spirit. Relatives and friends are invited to her gathering on Saturday, March 10 from 1pm to 3pm at Middleton-Stroble & Zale Funeral Home, 304 Shore Rd. Somers Point, NJ. Services and burial private.