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involved in professional and civic activities. In the 1980's Frank realized that the market was changing and franchises were quickly becoming the industry standard. Frank formed Century 21 Deisher Associates and continued to grow and service his many long term clients until merging with Century 21 Advantage Gold allowing the business to become part of a very success-ful regional company. In 2007 Century 21 Advantage Gold started the First Annual "E. Franklin Deisher Award". This honor is to be awarded annually to a deserving Member of Century 21 Advantage Gold in Recognition and Appreciation of Outstanding Effort and Dedication to the Continued Growth of Professionalism and Service in the Real Estate Industry.
He served as President of the Philadelphia Board of Realtors - South Council, the only two-term President in history. In 1980, he served as President of the Greater Phila. Assoc. of Realtors and was the GPAR, Realtor of the Year, he was also a member of the PA Associ-ation of Realtors, and served on numerous committees. A 32nd Degree Mason, he belonged to the Pilgrim Lodge 712 F&AM in Center City Philadelphia. A dedicated member for over 55 years, he served as Worshipful Master in 1970. He was a former member of the Media Presbyterian Church until 2010 where he served as an Elder and on the long range planning committee. He is a current member of Aston Presbyterian Church also serving as an Elder. He was an active Rotarian for over 20 years, serving in numerous capacities.
Father of Edward J. (Joan) Deisher of Chadds Ford PA, Kathleen D. (Matthew) Voss of Garnet Valley PA, Jennifer D. (Matthew) O'Neill of Media PA and the late John Thomas Deisher, fiancé of Sheila Kaplan; son of the late John J. and Margaret P. Wilson Deisher; brother of Dr. Samuel (Betty) Deisher of York PA; sister, Mary C. Deisher of Pennsauken NJ and the late John J. Deisher; grandfather of Scott and Lindsay Deisher, Marco and Nicholas Garcia, Benjamin Voss and Ciara O'Neill; brother-in-law of Judy Deisher; also survived by his former wife, Marjorie S. Graham of Durham NH.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Thursday, 11 A.M., at Aston Presbyterian Church, 2401 Baldwin Run Road, Aston PA. Friends may call on Wednesday evening, 7 to 9 P.M., at PAGANO FUNERAL HOME, 3711 Foulk Rd., Garnet Valley PA, and also Thursday, 10 to 11 A.M., at the Church. Interment will be Private at Westminster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's memory may be made to either Aston Presbyterian Church, 2401 Baldwin Run Rd, Aston PA 19014 0r Lankenau Foundation/ Cardiology, 100 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood PA 19096.
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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer and/or Philadelphia Daily News on Jan. 10, 2012