FRANK B. STUART JR.
Frank B. Stuart Jr., of Green Lane, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his residence Thursday afternoon, Dec. 1, at the age of 89. He was the devoted husband of the late Helen C. (Nyce) Stuart for 60 years, until she passed away in October of 2004.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frank B. Sr. and Edith M. (Bryan) Stuart.
Shortly after graduation from Lansdale High School, Frank entered the Army where he was in the Military Police attaining the rank of Captain, and received an Honorable Discharge Febr.uary17, 1946. Frank and Helen raised their family on Kerr Road in Lansdale, hosting many family events such as ice-skating and ice hockey.
He was a dedicated employee of the former American Olean Tile Co., Lansdale, where he was a foreman. He seldom missed a day of work in his 35 years with them. He was a longtime faithful member of Christ Covenant Church, Harleysville. Mr. Stuart was an enthusiastic Philadelphia sports fan, who also loved hunting, fishing, music, dancing, golf, cards and Scrabble. In addition to playing softball for his church, he coached Little League Baseball for Lower Perkiomen and Souderton during the years his sons played.
Mr. Stuart is survived by four children: Nancy E., wife of David L. Benner, of Telford, Shirley A., wife of Gerald W. Moyer, of Souderton, Carl B. Stuart and wife, Dolores F. Gehlhaus, of Pennsburg, Donald W. Stuart and wife Ann M., of Souderton, 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, his companion Anna Heavener, of Lansdale and his cat, _Miss Kitty_. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara G. Kaler, a sister Helen Lyle and three brothers: Clarence, Melvin and Robert Stuart.
The family received relatives and friends Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, Inc., 667 Harleysville Pike, Telford, (Franconia Township). The funeral service will be held Thursday, December 8, 11:00 a.m. at Christ Covenant Church, 2200 Mainland Road, Harleysville. Calling hours: 9:30-10:45a.m.. Military honors and interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Ministry at Christ Covenant Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.williamsbergeykoffel.com.