Rev. Franklin Mahlau(1933 - 2013)

Rev. Franklin

Andrew Mahlau

Hampton, VA - The Reverend Franklin Andrew Mahlau, Age 79, of Hampton, VA, died Sunday October 27, 2013 at the Legacy Home for Hospice in Ft. Monroe, VA.

Born December 4, 1933 in New York City during the depression, Frank enlisted in the Army, rose to the rank of Major; attended Hobart College and General Theological Seminary.

The Rector of St. James' Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, for 19 years, he also served several Massachusetts' parishes in Boston, Charlestown, North Attleboro, and Needham. He retired to Orleans on Cape Cod, where he opened the Nutrition Shack.

He was the proud father to Marina Goldman and her husband, Joshua, of Montague, MA, Sam Mawn-Mahlau and his wife Alicia of Winchester, MA, Patricia Mahlau-Heinert and her husband Jerry of Norfolk, VA, Kristen Merryman and her husband, Steve, of Portland, OR, and Charles Mars-Mahlau of Portland, ME, foster father of Judith Lane of El Paso, TX, and grandfather to eleven; beloved brother of Eugene Mahlau of Ossining, NY and the late Reynold Mahlau of New York, NY, and dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services will be at 11 am, Wednesday, October 30th at St. James' Episcopal Church, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Rev. Chuck Kramer will officiate.

Burial with military honors will follow in St. James' Churchyard.

Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to The Legacy Home for Hospice, The Chamberlin, 2 Fenwick Rd., Apt. 510, Ft. Monroe, VA 23651.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. To send an online condolence or for directions, please visit


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4365 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, 2013