BRIAN DAVID FRANTZ
Of Springfield, VA, died September 4, 2013, after a 5-year valiant battle with Metastatic Melanoma; his devoted wife "Ronnie" was with him. Brian was 52 years old. He was the youngest son of Shirley R. Frantz and the late Eugene P. Frantz, Sr. of Coplay, PA. Brian was a fire fighter
in the USAF for 4 years and a Fire Officer with the Arlington County Fire Department for 22 years. He was a first-responder on September 11, 2001, and received the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce Valor award for performance at the Pentagon on 9-11. Brian was also a brilliant photo-artist, capturing on 35mm film the beauty in the everyday. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Murphy's Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203. In lieu of flowers and to honor Brian's battle against cancer, donations can be made in his name to the Melanoma Program at the Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia PA 19104.