Maurice H. Froman
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91, of Bolivar died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Union Hospital. Born Aug. 26, 1921 in Strasburg he was a son of the late Homer and Frances May Froman. He was also preceded in death by his son, Douglas Froman; brother, Kenneth Froman; and a sister, Marjorie Newland. He retired from GE in Dover after more than 30 years of service. But his greatest love was raising beef cattle on his farm and being on his tractor. Maurice also had a passion for his large garden and taking care of his fruit orchard. He was a motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed riding his Honda Goldwing just about anywhere, and in his younger days was a member of the Yellow Jackets Motorcycle Club. Maurice proudly served his country during World War II with the US Army having been stationed in the Aleutian Islands and, at the end of the war, Iwo Jima. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ at Strasburg, New Philadelphia Elks, Bolivar Eagles and the former Dover VFW.
A wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather, Maurice will be sadly missed by his wife of 70 years, Esther "Sis" Longacher Froman; children, Lillian (Ed) Galli of Dover and Maurice Jr. (Linda) Froman of Bolivar; sister, Erma Boerum of Maryland; grandchildren, Gwenevere, Bill, Susie, John, Jason, Matthew, Tyler, Troy and Gina; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Maxwell, Nathaniel, Tristan, Miriam, Landon, Chase, Chelsa, Chantz, Carter, Grace, Makaylee, Maycee, Kacey, Madisyn, Holli and Bryson; and great-great-grandchildren, Delaine and Kyson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in the St. John United Church of Christ at Strasburg with Rev. Gary Friend officiating. Interment will be in the Grandview Union Cemetery at Strasburg where the Dover VFW will conduct military graveside services. Friends are invited to call in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Maurice may do so by visiting the on line obituaries and flowers link on the funeral homes website. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John United Church of Christ at 516 N. Wooster Ave., Strasburg, OH 44680.
Published in The Times Reporter on Apr. 11, 2013