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November 24, 2013
A true champion and incredible life thank you for your time.
July 04, 2013
My grandfather, Lloyd Gullickson, followed Byron Nelson as the pro at the Inverness Club from 1945-1966. He was privilaged to serve its members and in particular, the Stranhan family. All of Lloyd's family were well aware of this special relationship. On behalf of the Gullickson grandchildren who survive, I would like to extend our condolences to the his family.
July 03, 2013
FRANK WILL BE MISSED,HE WAS VERY INSPIRATIONAL,AND A GOOD FRIEND.
June 30, 2013
I would like to give my condolences for the lost of your love Frank.
June 30, 2013
Sorry for your loss..may Frank rest in peace.
June 30, 2013
Dear Stranahan family,
I am very sorry for your loss i hope this bible scripture gives you comfort. (john 3:16)
June 29, 2013
IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. MAY YOUR FAMILY RELY ON GOD IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF.
June 29, 2013
To The Frank Stranahan Family and Friends. As a young man in high school in Augusta, Georgia, from 1945 thru 1950, I was honored and privileged to serve as a Gallery Guard to the Masters Golf Tournaments. The ROTC Cadet sat Richmond Academy performed that service, in uniforms of Army cadets, and found so much history about golf and the great players from around the world. I well remember Frank Stranahan back then, when he was a well-built man, blond hair, well tanned, with a following of fans of all sexes. In addition he always looked the part as a gentleman of the highest order. My friends and I were impressed with his golfing abilities out there among the world's finest, some of whom were Ben Hogan, Dr. Cary Middlecoff, Sam Snead, Jimmy Demaret, Bobby Locke, and many others. We all still have such pleasant memories of those times out there, watching Frank and all the rest playing for the pleasure of the Patrons and, of course, for the trophies which came their way. I am sure that many thousands of Golf patrons will remember Frank Stranahan for years to come when they speak of the top Amateur Golfers who ever played. I feel that Frank has been rewarded in the Hereafter for his deeds and kindness to others less fortunate. May Our God bless you all, and give you comfort at this time of sorrow.
June 29, 2013
I would have loved to seen him golf in his prime sorry for your loss and god bless
June 29, 2013
The Bible says the earth will return to a garden-like park state. No more sickness or death.
June 28, 2013
When I was Director of the Glass City Marathon in the late 70s, I had to tell Frank that he couldn't run one year, officially, because our rules requird pre-registration.

When I completed one of my 2 Bostons in 1971 or 73, after showering, I went up to the top of the Prudential building, but didn't feel very, so I lay down on the floor. Frank put his coat over me. He was that kind of guy.

Arthur S. Johnson (b. 8-26-1922)
June 28, 2013
Fellow Aviation Cadet, Avon Park FL, 1943
'Tis time to Praise God for the design equipping us each with the Gift of Memory by which we are able to remain "connected" with those moving on ahead.
June 28, 2013
My Condolences to those who knew Mr.Stranahan...We enjoy his familys home and the Park that surrounds it now!They truly are a fabulous family.Fairwell Frank! enjoy God Course!
June 27, 2013
Please accept my condolences. May the family be comforted by our Heavenly Father's promise at Isaiah 65:17,22-24.
June 27, 2013
I would like to express my sympathies. I am truly sorry for your loss. John 5:28
June 27, 2013
May the thoughts filled your heart with warm treasured moments of your dear love one.
June 27, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
June 27, 2013
Our paths crossed 20 years ago at a health food store in West Palm Beach. We became friends for many years. He was an inspiration and role model. Frank always remained in my thoughts and now my prayers.
June 27, 2013
I am very sorry for the loss of your father. How comforting t know that God will swallow up death forever. 2 Corinthans 1:3,4
June 27, 2013
I send my condolence to the family and friends of Frank Stranahan, may the God of comfort give you all the power beyond what is normal to endure this difficult time in your lives. -2 Cor 4:7. I am sorry for your loss.
June 27, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. My thanks go out the The Stranahan family for the Grade school I attended as a child.
June 26, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
June 26, 2013
May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in Paradise. You have my deepest sympathy.
June 26, 2013
Some of the best memories I have are from the health studio, I remember MR Stranahan as a guiding fixture there.
He lived his life well and we will miss him.
June 26, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
June 26, 2013
Thanks from current,past and present Toledoans Stranahan Family ~ Deepest Sympathies
June 26, 2013
May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Phillipians 4:7 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.-John 14:18
June 26, 2013
I remember him running alone (always alone)crossing the bridge over and back for hours in his black leotards and white broad brimmed hat. Mostly he ran in the heat of the day on the Blue Heron Blvd bridge. He never said much even though I would pass him many times as I trained on that bridge. For sure, he was fit.
June 26, 2013
May your happy memories of your loved one comfort you until you are reunited.
June 26, 2013
I'm sorry to learn of Frank's passing. I became familiar with Frank while researching Ray Billows, one of Frank's Walker Cup teammates. I feel like I knew Frank personally.
June 26, 2013
My condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this time of distress. E.D; Park Forest, IL.
June 26, 2013
My heartfelt condolences go to the family of Mr.Stranahan may you find comfort by reading Isaiah 61:1,2 during this time of grief
June 26, 2013
Thank you to everyone who posted on this guest book. Evelyn, I enjoyed reading your history and your father sounds like like a great golfer as well. I'm sure my father held him in high esteem.
Thank you Jerry and Sandy. I know my dad thought the world of you both.
Thanks for the kind words .
Kim, I appreciate what you wrote and I know my dad would have as well.
Sam, I saw Jim's exhibition also. His collection now resides at my grandfather's former home in Toledo..which is now known as The Manor House.
Robert, I also want to thank you for all your contributions to the Friends of Frank Stranahan site on Facebook. It means a lot.
Thank you all,
Lance Stranahan
June 25, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 25, 2013
To an old Toledo and Family Friend,God Bless.
June 25, 2013
My sincere condolences to family and friends of Frank Stranahan. May the peace of God be with you.
June 25, 2013
Its a Great Day
to go out n` Golf :)

Our condolences to
the Stranahan family
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June 25, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
June 25, 2013
One very handsome man; my sympathy to his son and to everyone who loved him.
June 25, 2013
awesome person
June 25, 2013
Lance...

My parents, the late Minnie Emma Wistinghausen Powers Allison, who died on February 26 of this year at the age of 103, and my Dad, the great golfer, Walter Powers, who died on November 19, 1969, at the age of 59, told me wonderful stories about their friendship with your Dad. In fact, I mentioned your Dad in my Mother's obituary published in The Blade on March 6, 2013. My Dad was the Assistant Pro at Sylvania Country Club when Byron Nelson was the Pro at Inverness. Your Dad and my Dad played golf together many, many times, including on The Tour. In fact, your Dad, Byron Nelson and my Dad were all elected to the Toledo Area District Golf Association's "Hall of Fame." I got to talk, at length, with your Dad when he visited the man I was working for in New York City. He remembered both my Mother and Dad fondly. In fact, my Mother talked about how dashing your Dad was and how tickled she was when he asked her to dance at a Sylvania Country Club event. I want to thank your Mother and Dad and the Stranahan family for all they did for Toledo! I know most everyone who grew up in Toledo (I grew up in Temperance) knows the Stranahan name, but, I am not sure they know just how much your family contributed to the well being and economic growth of Toledo over the years. Your Dad got a big kick out of something that involved my Dad and Byron Nelson. My Dad was the Pro at Kettenring Country Club in Defiance, Ohio, when he asked Mr. Nelson if he would come there and play an Exhibition with him. Mr. Nelson agreed. He was quite famous by that time and the gallery consisted of hundreds upon hundreds of people. My Dad won! I have the newspaper clipping in my Dad's scrapbook! Your Dad thought it was great that a little scrapper like my Dad could beat the GREAT "Sir" Byron! Please accept my deepest condolences upon the loss of your Dad, and, please carry on the incredible philanthropic work your family has always done in Toledo and elsewhere. God speed, Mr. Stranahan. And, Lance, take good care of all those memories you have made with your Dad over these many years. In sympathy and friendship, Evelyn Powers, Bloomington, Indiana
June 25, 2013
Lance,

Sandi and I send our heartfelt condolences to you.

I had the privilege of spending many wonderful times personally with my dear friend Frank. We played golf, talked business and shared the journey of life. Socializing with Frank, Ann, Shirley and Irwin Fruchtman were some of the best times of my life.
Frank was an incredible talent to say the very least. His accomplishments are recorded in history for all to enjoy forever. He was even a better man.

Rest in peace my good friend. You will be eternally missed.

Jerry and Sandi Shulak
Scottsdale, Arizona
June 25, 2013
I am not a golfer, but I, too, had the privilege of being invited to see the tribute of Mr. Stranahan at Habitec by Jim Smythe. At the time I was taken by Jim's deep admiration for this prolifically talented golfer who he so admired. Still not a golfer but now I understand his devotion to the man. What a beautiful story of a life. I send my regards to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and will miss him, especially family. I am honored to have learned more of this gentleman and will remember him as I saw his tributes.
June 25, 2013
Very inspiring man
June 25, 2013
Inspired by the way he lived
June 25, 2013
Frank Stranahan, a remarkable golfer, father, husband, weightlifter, marathoner, and anything he did was extraordinary. From Toledo, OH....
RIP Stranny!
June 25, 2013
RIP Frank Stranahan, probably the greatest amatuer golfer of his time, his record is astounding. A great and humble man. I had the priviledge of viewing his golfing memorabilia on display at Habitec Security.
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