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Francis J. "Frank" Kautz

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Francis J. "Frank" Kautz Obituary
Francis J. Kautz


AGE: 84 • Wilmington

Francis J. Kautz, 84, of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

Frank was a 1950 graduate of Salesianum. He then joined the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He served on the U.S.S. Haynsworth and the U.S.S. Sperry and was honorably discharged in 1954.

He was employed with Delmarva Power and Light and Bell Atlantic/Verizon.

After his retirement, he enjoyed playing the organ at the former Three Little Bakers Matinee and found great joy fishing and crabbing with his family for many years in Ocean View, DE.

He was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Pauline Zeromski Kautz and his sister, Pauline Swann.

Frank is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joanne Still Kautz, his son, Gary G Kautz and his wife Linda, his grandchildren, Joseph G. Kautz (Shannon) and Krista Kautz, his great-grandchildren, Riley P. and Joseph A, Kautz, his brother, Edward Kautz and his sister, Bernadette Marchese (Vincent).

A funeral service will be held at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek, on Wednesday, September 23 at 11am, where friends may visit beginning at 9:30am. Entombment will be in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Francis may be sent to the Wounded Warrrior Project, P.O. Box, 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.

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Published in The News Journal from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, 2015
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