Marlin Book "Joe" FRANKHOUSE

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Photo of Marlin that accompanied his obituary at the web site of the Parthemore funeral home.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/29/16 - Image Year: 2012

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Marlin B. Frankhouse, 85, of Mechanicsburg died Monday, April 11, 2016.

He was born June 29, 1930 in Port Royal, PA to the late Joseph Pomeroy and Jane [Book] Frankhouse.

He is survived by his wife, Ann [Kildare] Frankhouse; a son, Dr. Joseph H. Frankhouse [Julie] of Portland, OR; a daughter, Diane F. ‘Fox [David] of Lansdale; and five grandchildren, Alec, Alicia, Ryan, Sarah and Anna.

He was pre-deceased by his sister, Nedra Jane Lewis.

He was a 1948 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School and a 1955 graduate of Bucknell University, where he played soccer and was active in the SAE fraternity. His college years were interrupted with service in the Korean War, when he enlisted and served in the Coast Guard,

It was at Bucknell that he met his wife of the last 59 years. Shortly after their marriage in 1957, Ann and Marlin settled in New Cumberland where they raised their family.

Marlin worked at AMP, Inc. in Harrisburg for almost his entire career. He rose through the ranks, attaining the title of Director of Corporate Marketing. He retired in 1991, whereupon he and Ann enjoyed retirement, inclusive of travel, golf, winters in Florida and their grandchildren. His passion was golf and cars. At age 80, he was able to drive an authentic stock car at Pocono and race his son at 150 mph. He won.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, AMP Romeo Club and the Masonic Blue Lodge.

Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m., with memorial services starting at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland. Private internment will be at the convenience of the family in Rolling‘ Green Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 1610 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/11/12 - Image Year: 2012
NEW ELEVATOR: The Port Royal Lutheran Church conducted a service Sunday (Oct 2012) to bless the new elevator installed in the 1854 church building. Pictured in front of the elevator are, from left: Janice Auker; Pastor Charlie Hershberger; JoAn Slautterback; Rev. Robert Driesen, Upper Susquehanna Evangelical Lutheran Synod Bishop; and Ann and Marlin Frankhouse. (Photo by Buffie Boyer for Lewistown Sentinel)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/11/17 - Image Year: 1948
Marlin Frankhouse as he appeared in the 1948 TVHS yearbook.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/11/12 - Image Year: 1948
TVHS CLASS OF 1948: 1ST ROW (L-R) Mary Whitesel, Martha Hockenberry, Betty Price, Sarah Shirk, Carol Meloy; 2nd ROW: Edna Brackbill, Helen Crimmel, Ethel Kerchner, JoAn Bashore, Betty Kepner, Raymond Brackbill, Mildred Fleck; 3rd ROW: John Wall, Marlin Frankhouse, C. Reese Gaul, Blair Isenberg, Stanley Hower.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/11/12 - Image Year: 1998
50th YEAR REUNION FOR THE CLASS OF 1948 Seated l-r: Mary Whitesel Varner, Betty Price Basom, Sarah Shirk Knepp, Carol Meloy Shevenock, Edna Brackbill Lauver, Helen Crimmel Sieber; Standing l-r: JoAn Bashore Slautterback, Mildred Fleck Bashore, Blair Isenberg, Marlin Frankhouse, Reese Gaul, Ethel Kerchner Graybill, Hulda Landis Glendye
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/11/12 - Image Year: 2008
60th YEAR REUNION FOR THE CLASS OF 1948: Seated (L-R) Betty Price Basom, Sarah Shirk Knepp, Edna Brackbill Lauver; Standing: Carol Meloy Shevenock, Mildred Fleck Bashore, Marlin Frankhouse, Helen Crimmel Sieber and Betty Kepner O'Neil. (Estimated year of the photo, 2008)

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