Franklin M. "Frank" Whitmer Sr., 73, of Manchester, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
Born Oct. 22, 1939, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Franklin Ford Whitmer and Norma May Detlof Monroe. He was the husband of Freda Virginia Wise Whitmer, his wife of 54 years.
He was retired as a steel worker after 40 years with Eastern Stainless Steel in Baltimore. Following his retirement he enjoyed working as a charter bus driver with Rohrbaugh's Charter Service in Manchester.
He was an active member of LifePoint Church in Reisterstown. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed crabbing, watching the "Price is Right," playing card games, and swimming in his pool. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially sporting events.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Deb Renfro and husband Glenn, of Hanover, Pa., Frank Whitmer Jr. and wife Dori, of Union Bridge, and Barb Bridges and husband Randy, of Taneytown; grandchildren Tracey Willet and husband Josh, Heather Hanna and husband Chaz, Bryant Renfro and wife Kelli, Frank Whitmer III, Rachel Whitmer, and Daniel, Tyler, Joshua and Natalia Bridges; great-grandchildren Zach Willet, Hunter Renfro, Jasmine, Alyssa and Kory Whitmer, Devin Brooks and Ava Rae Miller; sisters Betty Popp, of Bel Air, Fay Vedrani, of Finksburg, Linda Goldys, of Abington, and Joyce Straub, of Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Janice Dauscs.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Duke officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Taneytown.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the
, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216; or to LifePoint Church, 1701 Emory Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136.
Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com
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