Ernest Frantz, Jr., 73, of Hanover, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Hanover General Hospital in Hanover, Pa.
Born March 10, 1939, in Baltimore County, he was the son of the late Ernest William and Myrtle Nadine Fowble Frantz. He was the husband of Virginia Lee Wisner-Hayden Frantz.
He was a retired tool and die maker for Black & Decker where he worked for more than 35 years. He was an Air Force veteran where he spent time in Japan. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 200 Hampstead, a member of Green Springs Rod and Gun Club and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Robert Frantz and wife Jenny, of Hampstead; Debra Riffie and husband Steve, of Hanover, Pa.; Donna Frantz, of Arizona; Lori Frantz, of Hampstead; and Darrin Hayden and wife Michele, of Hanover, Pa.; sister Nadine Miller of Worthington Valley and aunt Violet Miller, of Hampstead; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday from at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel PA. 3296 Charmil Dr., Manchester.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Reisterstown.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Green Spring Rod and Gun Club, 121 Green Springs Rd. Hanover, PA 17331.
Online condolences may be offered at www.eckhardtfuneralchapel.com
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