As I stated last week, City Pharmacy opened its doors in 1968 and began three decades of service to our city.

At first it was difficult, but, as the reputation of the owners began to spread in League City, so did their business.

As the community grew, so did its medical needs. City Pharmacy had started as one business, but by retirement time, it had grown to three distinct companies: City Pharmacy, Medical Rentals & Supply and Ostomy Clinic. Now let’s take a minute to put this in perspective.

Frank Accomando was busy growing a business and doing what he loved best, helping our citizens and community. Frank put in countless hours ensuring that the needs of the citizens were met. He installed the first drive-through window for moms and their sick babies and the elderly.

He became a consultant for area nursing homes and delivered to 13 of them. He is a fair and honest man who took everyone at his or her word. It might have cost him a time or two, but he never looked back.

He would spend all the time it took to deliver to your home the prescription he had to order or get from somewhere else. He worked with Creek to hire many of its vocational students. He was preceptor to countless students from the University of Houston, and when the college of pharmacy celebrated its 50th anniversary, Frank Accomando was honored as one of its 50 top graduates. His devotion to our community makes him a name you should know.

Now, Roslyn Accomando left Humble Oil downtown to work for the project manager of Friendswood Development Co. in Clear Lake City until the birth of their son, John Frank Accomando. She took care of their only child and the home front and volunteered in the community for 30 years. She also helped her husband with the business side of their pharmacy.

She was active in PTA for 12 years. At Clear Creek, she led 200 volunteers to help with the largest student body in its history. They provided the first identification cards to 3,500 students. She directed the student council to petition the state for the two traffic lights now at the school.

Together, Frank and Roslyn Accomando have worked tirelessly as parents, active members of St. Mary Catholic Church, she as a businesswoman and public servant and he as a pharmacist and businessman to improve the quality of life for our community. They are two names you should know.

Every triangle has three sides and to discuss the Accomando family without discussing the third side is like a triangle with two sides. On Dec. 21, 1970 John Frank Accomando was born.

Butler Longhorn Museum

On July 31, the Butler Longhorn Museum will present “Raising the Hunley,” the remarkable history and recovery of the lost Confederate submarine.

The social starts at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture by artist S. J. Stout will begin at 7 p.m.

There’s limited seating, so call 281-332-1393.

Chris John Mallios, a longtime resident of League City, is writing a series of occasional columns about the history of his hometown. He can be reached at

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