Franklin A. Funk

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Franklin A. Funk, 27, of State Line, began his new life on Thursday, June 20th, 2013. He was born Thursday, August 8, 1985, in Hagerstown, Maryland, a son of Dana D. (Horn) Specht of Frederick, Maryland, and Andrew L. Funk of Artemas. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his girlfriend, Kayla Young of Hagerstown and her son Ben, who Frank cared for as his own; a stepmother, Theresa M. (Murray) Funk of Artemas; a stepfather, Gary Specht of Frederick; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Horn of Rouzerville; paternal grandparents, Donald L. Funk of Hagerstown, and Eleanor B. (Walrath) Funk of Maugansville, Md.; his great-grandmother, Helen Funk of Hagerstown; two half sisters, Rylie Specht and Gabriella Rodriguez; two stepsisters, Sara Haug and Ashlee (Specht) Lawson; a half brother, Ethan Rodriguez; a stepbrother, Travis Trumpower; and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and their families. Frank was an active member of the Grace Baptist Church in Waynesboro where he was also active with the Young Ministry Group, and was a graduate of Broadfording Christian Academy in Hagerstown, Class of 2004. After graduation, Frank was a store manager for the former GTS-Welco, now Praxair MidAtlantic, in Hagerstown, Md. At home he enjoyed camping, hunting, and generally anything about the outdoors, and was a member of the Hillbilly Hunting Gang in Artemas. He was a fun-loving guy who truly loved his friends and family and always had a smile on his face and a hilarious story to tell you. It wouldn't have been uncommon at all to see Frank driving with his windows down, listening to his favorite music, and singing his heart out along the way. A memorial service to celebrate his life with be held Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Waynesboro. Friends may call and share memories at the church on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and share memories online at A committal service will be held Friday, June 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Christian Cemetery, Chaneysville. Family and friends can gather at the cemetery from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service, and at 10:30 a.m. can gather at the Artemas Community Center, 1410 Mountain Rd., Artemas, PA 17211, to proceed together to the cemetery. In harmony with Franks way of life, he surely would appreciate that you hug a friend or a new acquaintance along the way in his memory. Arrangements by Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Main Street, Everett.
Published in Public Opinion on June 27, 2013
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