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 Albert Franklin Fromm

Albert Franklin Fromm

Death 27 Aug 2009 (aged 90)
Burial Stonington, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Albert Franklin Fromm

Albert Franklin Fromm, 90, of Point Township, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, after a brief illness at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born in Northumberland on Aug. 25, 1919, he was a son of the late Earl Ambrose Fromm and the late Marie (Bollinger) Fromm. Albert was a lifelong resident of Northumberland.

He was a 1939 graduate of Northumberland High School.

All who knew Albert loved him for the happy, easy going and kind person they knew him to be. Albert enjoyed working on many small projects in his garage as well as occasionally playing golf, traveling to the beach with his family and spending time outdoors. Albert also enjoyed boating and associating with old friends.

Albert served with the 142nd Infantry Regiment of the 36th (Texas) Infantry Division during World War II where he saw combat in North Africa, Italy and Southern France. While in Italy, his regiment was involved in combat action at Cassino and Anzio and was in reserve at the Rapido River. His decorations and citations included: the Good Conduct Medal, EAME the Service Medal with four Bronze Stars and the Victory Medal.

After the war, Albert applied and was accepted at Bucknell University but declined after the death of his father.
Albert worked for F.D. Kessler Construction and was involved in the construction of the Sunbury flood wall. He also worked for Halls Motor Freight in Sunbury.

In 1955, Albert began his career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons at Lewisburg where he worked as correctional officer. In 1971, Albert transferred to the Allenwood Federal Prison Camp where he worked as a correctional counselor until his retirement in 1978.

He was married to Vera Lois (Powell) Fromm who preceded him in death in April 1999.

Albert was a life member of the Goodwill Hose Company, Sunbury, where he was an active firefighter serving as foreman in his early years. He was also a social member of the Northumberland Hook and Ladder Hose Company; a member of the Lewisburg American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Sunbury Lodge #22 of Free and Accepted Masons, as well as the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Valley of Williamsport Consistory.

Albert is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Helen Fromm of Port Royal and Jeffrey and Barbara Fromm of Shamokin; one daughter, Lisa Fromm of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren and their spouses, Heather Fromm, Tonda Woodling, Jill Suzanne and Joel Mayer, Sean and Holly Zellers, and Seth Zellers; 26 nieces and nephews; three great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Sue Fromm of Point Township; and one sister, Annabelle Litchard of Northumberland.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold "Ace" Fromm and Robert Fromm, and one sister, Betty Fromm.

A viewing will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 309 Water St., Northumberland, with a Masonic service after the viewing. The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Cemetery.
Lutheran minister Charles Hershberger will preside over the burial service.

Albert will be sadly missed by all.

Published in The Daily Item on 8/29/2009

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Franklin Fromm (25 Aug 1919–27 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49443659, citing Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rich Fedoush (contributor 46805205) .