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Frank Acton

1952 - 2016 Notice Condolences
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Died suddenly on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at age 64. Frank grew up in Locust Point, Md. He made a living for 46 years as a longshoreman on Baltimore's docks. He retired on November 1, 2016. Frank married the late Elaine Faye Hampton in 1973, and resided on Jackson Street, Baltimore, MD. at the beginning of their marriage. Shortly after, they moved to Pasadena, MD. and resided there until his death. When Frank was a young man, he was an avid cyclist. He raised funds for Mercy Hospital, Department of Cancer, in memory of his late sister Margie, who past from breast cancer. He cycled to Ocean City, MD. for several consecutive years. Frank was awarded a symbolic key to Ocean City by then mayor, Harry W. Kelly, Jr., for his constant dedication in raising funds for cancer research. He had a very generous heart. He performed many acts of charity, in a humble way, including donating his time and talent towards replacing the roof of The Church of the Redemption in Locust Point. Frank was a member of the Curtis Bay Athletic Club. He enjoyed taking vacations and attending meetings with club members. Frank had many friends, especially, his brother Bob, who happened to be his best "bud." Frank loved to crab, known to all as, "Crabby One." He also enjoyed walking very much. Frank had open heart surgery in June, 2016 and suffered his first stroke during surgery. After his rehabilitation, he was able to return home. In a matter of a couple months, Frank suffered at second stroke. After that stroke, Frank's health deteriorated quickly. Frank was the son of the late Joseph and Stella (nee Purvenas) Acton. He is survived by nine brothers and sisters: John Harvey, Steve, Jim, Bob, Mary Shumate (Sandy), Emily Hughes, Eleanor Acton, Stella Blair and Annie Butler. Frank had many nieces and nephews. He was also survived by adopted daughter Taylor (Annie) Acton and longtime friend Michelle Dannenmann Mayes. May God rest your soul Frank! Love your brothers and sisters.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Nov. 20, 2016
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