June 18, 2014
M. Jean Fronk, 96, of 417 W. Main St., Valley View, passed away Wednesday at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street.
Born Dec. 20, 1917, in Valley View, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Mary Schwalm Laudenslager.
She was a graduate of the former Hegins Township High School and the Reading School of Cosmetology.
She was a self-employed beautician and also had worked at Tri-Valley High School.
Jean was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View, where she was also a member of the Ladies Bible Class.
Jean was an award-winning and celebrated cross-stitcher. Her greatest joy in life was her family and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Fronk, in 2010; son, James W. Fronk; three sisters, Leonore Lebo, Marie Liebert and Dora Bair; and a brother, Herman Laudenslager.
Surviving are a son, John L. Fronk and his wife, Elizabeth, Millersburg; three daughters, Ann L. Schiliro and her husband, Peter, Val ley View, Janice M. Hodge and her husband, Gary, Camarillo, Calif., and Jean M. Herb and her husband, Jack, Hegins; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a daughter-in-law, Diane Fronk, Orlando, Fla.; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View, with the Rev. Duane Bardo officiating. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Valley View. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 221, Valley View, PA 17983. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com
. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.