Frank Edwin South Jr.

Frank Edwin South Jr.

Frank Edwin South Jr., age 88, of Newark, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 4, 2013. Dr. South proudly served during World War II as a Ranger with the 2nd Battalion Headquarters Company. He earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service. Dr. South was a Professor of Physiology at the University of Delaware and was head of Health Life Sciences from 1976-82. He had a passion for sailing. He enjoyed sailing with his wife, BernaDeane, from Maine to Key West.

Dr. South is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, BernaDeane; sons, Frank South III and wife Margaret, Rob South and wife Sharon; grandchildren: Harry and Catherine South, Sara and Jacob South, Josh Wheeler and wife Tara, Matt Wheeler; great grandchildren, Grayson and Logan Wheeler.

A service in celebration of Frank's life will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at St. Thomas Parish, 276 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19711 at 11am. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or St. Thomas Parish. To express an online condolence, visit

Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home


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Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road Newark, DE 19702
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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013