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 G. William Frantz, Jr

G. William Frantz, Jr

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Death 14 Jan 2017 (aged 87)
Burial Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 175480241 · View Source
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G. William "Bill" Frantz Jr. of Hatboro, Pennsylvania died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Personal Care at the Park after a long fight with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 87 years old. Bill was born December 27, 1929 in Abington, Pennsylvania, son of the late George William Frantz Sr. and the late Marian Frantz (nee - Baylis). He is the beloved husband of Virginia Blackman; father of Debi Daniels, Bill Frantz, Lisa Gibat and her husband Tom, and Ron Frantz and his wife Marion; grandfather of Melissa and Josh Daniels, Greg and Dan Frantz, Thomas and Dillon Gibat, Jacklyn Reimer and her husband John, Shannon Gibat, Christine Halstead, and Julia Frantz; great grandfather John Reimer IV and Cloe and Colton Halstead. Bill is the former husband of Dorothy Mae Weston.

Bill attended Immaculate Conception school, LaSalle College High School, and Germantown Academy. He graduated from Temple University in 1952. He played football at LaSalle and Temple and was recruited to play at the Cincinnati Bengals. He loved coaching football and especially enjoyed coaching his sons.

Bill served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. During his service, he received a Bronze Star Medal, Silver Star Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, and a Purple Heart Medal for injuries sustained in Vietnam.

He was married to Dorothy Mae Weston in 1958. Together they had 4 children. Bill worked at Eaton, Yale, and Towne for most of his career and retired in the 1990s as a credit and leasing supervisor. Bill was married to Virginia Blackman in 1988. They spent a lot of time at her home in Wildwood and made frequent use of the boat they kept in the bay.

Bill was an Eagle Scout. He developed a love for boats, boating, the ocean, and the shore. He was a Captain of the Sea Explorers and was active in the Delaware Valley Youth Boating Association. He passed his love for boating on to his children by having a boat that they grew up with.

Bill will be remembered as friendly, helpful, and outgoing. He loved asking waiters and people who helped him where they were from. He was always up for an adventure. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. and memorial service at 10:30 A.M. at the Chapel of Personal Care at the Park, 3455 Davisville Road, Hatboro, PA 19040. His graveside service will follow with military honors rendered by the United States Navy at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 West Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA 19038.

Wetzel & Son Funeral Home website


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  • Created by: Tom Myers
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175480241
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for G. William Frantz, Jr (27 Dec 1929–14 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175480241, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Tom Myers (contributor 47272121) .