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Frank Lastner


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Francis (Frank) John Lastner passed away peacefully on Thursday May 12, 2016 at the age of 86. He was born on May 10, 1930 to John and Evelyn (nee Keller) Lastner in Baltimore, Maryland. Frank grew up in Baltimore city and graduated from Loyola Blakefield in 1948. His studies at Loyola College were interrupted with his enlistment in the United States Marine Corp. after which time he attended Towson University. Frank also earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore. He then went on to spend 40 years in various leadership roles with Monumental Life Insurance Company in Baltimore. Frank was happily married to Janet (nee Dickerson) for over 62 years, and enjoyed their family times at the Maryland Eastern shore. They traveled extensively to the Florida Keys and Western U.S. National Parks. Frank is survived by his beloved wife Janet, brother Warren Lastner of Baltimore, sons Mark (Virginia) of Devon, Pa, Marty of Bel Air, Md and Ric (Myra) of Hunt Valley, Md. and grandchildren Philip, Ainsley, Leah, Jamie and Christian. He adored his wife Janet and was very proud of the many accomplishments of his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. In addition to his family, Frank was passionate about basketball. His love for the sport began in earnest in high school when, in 1948, he led the Loyola Dons to capture the Maryland Scholastic Association championship. He then played for the Loyola Greyhound's 1949 team. After his military service, he became captain of Towson University basketball team. He continued to play the game for the next 50 years. Frank represented the State of Maryland in the National Senior Olympics from 2003 through 2015. His faith in God was strong and he was a long serving parishioner at both St. Joseph's Catholic Parish in Cockeysville and St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines, Md. Frank will be remembered at an 11:00 am Memorial mass on Friday, May 27th at St. Joseph's Catholic Parish located 100 Church Lane, Cockeysville, Md. 21030. A luncheon reception will immediately follow. The family requests any memorial donation be made directly to Senior Basketball c/o Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Avenue, Towson, Md. 21204.
Published in Baltimore Sun on May 18, 2016
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