Robert Barton FRANKHOUSE

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ENSIGN: Robert B. Frankhouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Frankhouse of Port Royal, was graduated from the Pennsylvania Maritime Academy, Training Ship Keystone State, Friday, January 28, 1944. Graduation exercises were held in the Edison Building, Philadelphia, at which time he was commissioned Ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserves.
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MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Robert Barton Frankhouse, 87, of Coto de Caza, Calif., and formerly of Port Royal, passed away at 6:30 a.m., Monday, May 2, 2011 at Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, Calif.

Robert was born on Jan. 4, 1924 in Port Royal, and he is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin C. Frankhouse and Isabel (Barton) Frankhouse.

He is survived by his wife, Florence M. (Drummond) Frankhouse; four sons, Robert Jr., John, and Dale, all of California, and Charles, of Arkansas. He has 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Frankhouse served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II and was a Korean War veteran, having served as lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

He was a graduate of Port Royal High School, attended the University of Alabama and graduated from both the PA Maritime Academy and Penn State University. While at Penn State, he was a varsity cheerleader and a member of the Chi Phi fraternity.

Robert was a member of Union Lodge No. 324 F. & A.M., Mifflintown, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry and El Bekal Shrine.

He worked in the shipbuilding, aerospace (Apollo) program and nuclear energy industries.

After his retirement, he originated and operated an international advertising corporation.

Funeral services will be on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, PA 17082 with masonic services by Union Lodge No. 324 F. & A.M.

Internment will be at Old Church Hill cemetery, Port Royal.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/13/17 - Image Year: 1941
1941 PORT ROYAL CHAMPION BASEBALL TEAM: Front Row (L-R): Grover Wolfgang Jr, Batboy Billy Telfer, Robert "Mugs" Frankhouse; Middle Row: Russell Wagner, Dick Ulsh, Paul Fleck, James "Mayor" Kennedy, Bill Kauffman, Bill Kennedy; Back Row: Couch Charles "Bill" Telfer, Gerald "Smokey" Miller, Ted Bergstresser, James Robinson, Harold "Doc" Kepner, Harvey "Popeye" McClure, Brady Kunkle Paul Fleck said the last game went 19-20 innings 1 walkin run and no hits. The New York Times had article.

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