Frank T. Browning
1944 - 2020
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Frank T. Browning

Springettsbury Twp. - Frank "Tom" Thomas Browning, 75, of York, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 19, 2020 after a short illness.

Tom was born on October 21, 1944, a life-time native of York, PA, was employed by A&P and retired in 2002 after 40 years as a meat cutter.

Tom met and was married for 57 wonderful years to the love of his life, Karen E. (Chronister, who survives him. Tom's greatest pride and life achievements are his 3 children: Wendy E. (Browning) Mingora (of York, PA) married to the late son-in-law Anthony J. Mingora, Diane M. (Browning) Leib (of York, PA) married to Brent J. Leib, Thomas E. Browning (of Stanhope, NJ) married to Jennifer A. (Manochio) Browning, his six grandchildren, Elena Mingora, Olivia Mingora, Claudia Mingora, Sophia Mingora, Gavin Leib and Rachel Leib. He is also survived by a sister Retta Giannone, of York; and a brother, William Knisley, of Spring Grove.

A lifelong member of The United Methodist Church, Tom was a faithful member of Yorkshire United Methodist Church, York PA. He found great joy in his involvement with the church Sunday school class, Vacation Bible School, bible studies and life group, and he additionally enjoyed sharing coffee, snacks and friendship following Sunday worship at Yorkshire Methodist Church with his family, friends and neighbors.

He was known as a great dancer, lover of 50's rock-n-roll music and demonstrated that love of music by cutting (or shredding) a rug with his wife Karen! He was a sports enthusiast anchored deeply in his loyalty to the Philadelphia Eagles football team having experienced in his home packed with his family, the best super bowl win of all times... He appreciated the talent and spirit of his boxing hero, Mohammad Ali, was an unrivaled card player with his family and friends - but his greatest joy and his reason for living was spending time with his family. He adored his children and grandchildren, and loved reminiscing the amazing times he spent with family at Ocean City Maryland over his second greatest love, Karen's home cooked meals. He enjoyed playing chess and faithfully attended all of his grandchildren's many sporting and school events. Tom's love for rollercoasters was a nod to his love for the thrill of life. He was a consummate movie-buff with an incomparable collection of thriller movies.

Tom was loved by and touched the lives of many, and will be best remembered by the sparkle in his eye when he talked about his family and all that he loved, his smile, ability to tell a great story, his infectious laugh, his kindness and giving nature, and for his heart... Which he would say was and forever will be his family...

A gathering of family and friends in memoriam will be identified at a later time.

Private burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, with his Interim Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Bradley A. Brown officiating. Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and Cremation, 849 East Market Street, York, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Yorkshire United Methodist Church, 125 Edgewood Road, York, PA 17402.

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Published in York Daily Record from May 21 to May 22, 2020.
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May 26, 2020
Deepest sympathy Karen and family. Truly sad day to have lost one of the nicest guys I had the great pleasure to know. Always smiling, pleasant and a joy to be around.
May 23, 2020
Karen and the whole family. I am so sorry and heartbroken over this. I loved Tom very much like everyone who knew him. Church, Lifegroup and life in general will never be as good as when he was here. He was the warmest most loving person. Never heard him say a bad thing about anyone. Our loss is Heavens gain.
May 23, 2020
Dear Karen & family, I always liked Tom. God bless you in these. hard times
Randy Gotwalt
May 23, 2020
My love to Wendy and all your wonderful daughters. Hold each other close and know he had a wonderful life. He is now home ❤
Margaret Vitale
May 22, 2020
Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember how we all loved to dance with Tom when we were teenagers. God Bless you and your family during this hard time.
Brenda Wertz axe
May 22, 2020

Both Brenda and I offer our sincere condolences to you and your family with the passing of Tom.

Terry and Brenda Stover
May 22, 2020
Tom and I go way back. I remember all fun times we had together at church and other gatherings. He was the best friend one could ever have. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
James Holland
May 22, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
James Holland
May 22, 2020
Prayers for Karen and the family . Tom was such a great guy . He will be greatly missed .
Jeannie and Jim Holland
Jeannie Holland
May 22, 2020
I worked with Tom for 17 years at Super Fresh. Tom was a dear friend and a great guy. Will truly miss him. God Bless Karen and his family at this heartbreaking time.
Elva Spangler
May 22, 2020
There are no words that can be said to take away the pain of your loss. But prayers to GOD for all the great times you had with Tom can give you strength to see you through this difficult time. His smile and good nature are remembered by me with great joy. Please accept my condolences.
Royce Campbell
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