Franklin Coslett

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Franklin Coslett, 89, of Kingston died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Edwardsville, Frank was a son of the late Job and Margaret Cox Coslett. He was a graduate of Edwardsville High School and attended Wilkes University.

Frank was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. His sense of civic duty was not limited to his military service; Frank was a member and past president of Kingston Borough Council and a former Pennsylvania state representative serving the 120th District for a number of terms. He retired with an undefeated electoral record.

A successful businessman, Frank, along with his sons, owned and operated Coslett Plastering Contractor.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 283, Kingston; American Legion Black Diamond Post, Kingston; King David Masonic Lodge, Kingston; Irem Temple and the Caldwell Consistory. Frank was a life member of Bethesda Congregational Church, Edwardsville.

Preceding Frank in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Margaret Price; infant granddaughters, Beverly and Linda Wagner; brothers, Richard, John, Harold and Harry; sisters, Mary, Blodwyn and Blanche.

Frank is survived by sons, Frank and wife, Susan, Shavertown; Robert and wife, Donna, Forty Fort; daughter, Cheryl Wagner and husband, Lee, Dallas; 10 grandchildren, Frank Jr. and Mark Coslett; Debbie Karp; Lee Jr. and Michael Wagner; Beth Ann Viglone; Robert Jr., Chad, Eric and Shane Coslett; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Job, George and Delbert, all of Kingston; and Robert, Shavertown; sisters, Ruth, Margaret, Rachel, Evelyn and Ethel, all of Kingston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Frank will be sadly missed by all. He defined dignity, pride and respect and was the embodiment of all three.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. The Rev. M. Lynn Snyder will officiate. Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The Coslett family would like to thank the staff of Timber Ridge Health Care Center for the compassionate care Frank received.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2011
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