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June 1, 2014
William G. Frantz, 58, of Minersville, passed away Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of Mary Conville Frantz, Pottsville.
He was a 1973 graduate of Minersville Area High School, a 1975 graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and attended Penn State University.
He was employed by Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street. He also was an assistant football coach for eight years for Minersville Area High School.
Bill was an Army veteran who had served at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Heidelberg, Germany. He was a proud patriot and avid reader, especially enjoying military and local history and sports.
Bill was a devoted Battlin' Miners fan, whose voice and laughter were recognized and appreciated at games and other school events. He was also well-known to be an die-hard Notre Dame and Yankees fan. But his greatest joy, by far, was doting on his grandchildren, Payton and Liam Frantz.
Bill was known for his ready smile, kind words and great sense of humor. He could always be counted on to lend a hand, give advice or guidance when needed or just talk and be great company.
In addition to his mother and grandchildren, Bill is survived by his wife and best friend, the former Nancy Lambert, with whom he celebrated 38 years of marriage on Valentine's Day; his son, Justin Frantz and his wife, Lisa, Minersville; his sister, Rosaline Frantz, Pottsville; his niece, Megan Frantz, Pottsville; and his aunt, Anna Brazinsky, Pottsville. His close bond with his cousins, Anne Kelly, Mark Brazinsky and Jane Antonelli and their families, was witnessed by all. His love of family also included his mother-in-law, Anne Lambert, Minersville; Daphne Lambert, Minersville, Cherie Skibiel, Orwigsburg, and Rich Lambert, Wyoming, and their families.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday from Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury St., Minersville. The Rev. Kevin Lonergan will officiate. Friends may call from 6 p.m. Sunday and from 6 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township. The family prefers contributions to an education fund for Bill's grandchildren. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home.
Dutcavich Funeral Home - Minersville
200 Sunbury Street
Minersville, PA 17954
Published in Republican & Herald from June 3 to June 4, 2014