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229 North Fifth St.
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 373-4500
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Frank  Lantz

Frank V. Lantz

Wednesday, August 2nd, 1922 - Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Frank V. Lantz , 96 yrs. Of Cumru Twp. passed away Saturday morning May 25,
2019 in Reading Hospital. Born in Pottsville, he was the son of Harrison B. and Louise (Vogenberger) Lantz.
He was the beloved husband of Emma Catherine (Shalter) Lantz.
Frank graduated from Birdsboro High School in 1940. He enlisted in the
U.S. Navy in 1942 and was sent to the University of Chicago for Navy Signal School.
Frank qualified for the V-12 program started by President Roosevelt in 1943 to
save colleges which enabled him to attend John Carroll University and Case School of Technology for electrical engineering graduating in 1946. He was employed for 30 yrs. at Gilbert Associates 1947-1977. After his retirement he worked along side his brothers Robert and John at their Reading Pattern Shop until its closing in 2002.
An avid golfer, Frank was especially proud of the recognition he received by making
2 holes in one, in 1994 at Green Acres Golf Course and in 2007 at Flying Hills Golf Course.
He was a life member of Union Lodge #479 Birdsboro, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA and Rajah Shriners.
He was a devoted member of Grace United Methodist Church in Reading.
Prior to joining Grace Church, he was a faithful 78 yr. member to the Alice Focht United Methodist Church in Birdsboro which sadly closed in 2017.
Aside from his wife, he is survived by his sister Ellen L. Lantz along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers John F. & Robert H. Lantz.
Services will be held at Henninger Funeral Home, Inc. 229 N. 5th St. Reading, PA 19601 on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Friends may call 1 hour prior to service. Interment will be in Yocom Cemetery, Grill, PA.
In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to Grace United Methodist Church, 1112 Union St. Reading, PA 19604.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Henninger Funeral Home, Inc.
    229 North 5th Street
    READING, PA 19601
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Henninger Funeral Home, Inc.
    229 North 5th Street
    READING, PA 19601
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    Rev. Jean Howe
  • Interment

    Christ Yocum's Cemetery
    840 Philadelphia Ave.
    Shillington, PA 19607
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Eloise Solt

Posted at 10:34am
Aunt Emma; I am very sorry for you loss. Uncle Frank was a very special person to me. You and him are like my second parents. Frank was always there for us if we needed him. I remember all the times we were fishing down in Virginia and we were hunting (well I was walking) on your property, and all the combine birthday parties that we had. He will be missed. But be sure that he is always looking down from heaven to you. I love you!!!!!! Eloise

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