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Calvin Donald Frawley, 89, of Springboro, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at his residence, after a lengthy illness. He was born January 14, 1925, and raised in North Olmstead, Ohio, son of the late Arthur and Della (MacRae) Frawley.
After graduating from North Olmstead High School in 1943, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps
, where he served in the South Pacific Theatre in WWII
. Thanks to the Lord, he survived the invasions of Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa, and the occupation duty in Nagasaki, Japan. On September 7, 1946, he married Georgeanne Fritz Curry. After several years working in his hometown, he dreamed of living on a farm, and in 1962, moved to Spring Township, Pa., God's country, where his children were raised. He worked at Union Carbide and Elkem Metals in Ashtabula, Ohio, retiring in 1983.
Most of all, he enjoyed gardening, his farm animals, and chopping wood. Even more, he enjoyed writing several Christian based short story books, and giving them to friends and family. He loved gospel music, old hymns, and listening to barber shop singing.
He attended Albion Assembly of God Church, and was a member of the Albion VFW
Post 2341 and the 2nd Marine Division Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Frawley, and a brother, Howard Frawley.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 68 years, Georgeanne (Curry) Frawley, whom he married on September 7, 1946, three sons, Peter Frawley and his wife, Therese, Patrick Frawley and his wife, Susan, Darren Frawley and his wife, Jane, all of Springboro, four daughters, Sydney Hess of Sandusky, Ohio, Colleen Miller and her husband, Larry, of Springboro, Janet Smock and her husband, Calvin, of Fredonia, Pa., Lisa Sundback and her husband, John, of Springboro, two brothers, Daniel Frawley of Wellington, Ohio, Jay Frawley and his wife, Jean, of Columbia Station, Ohio. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m., and may attend funeral services there on Thursday at 11 a.m. Allan Thorpe will be officiating. Burial will follow in Albion Cemetery. To send flowers, light a memory candle, or leave a condolence, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com
Memorials may be made to Albion Assembly of God, Albion, Pa., the United Church of Springboro, or Hospice.
Published in the Erie Times-News on July 2, 2014