Frank William Copenhaver, Jr., 96, died peacefully in Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital on Dec. 30, 2020 of COVID-related problems.
He was taken to the hospital on Dec. 27, 2020 and couldn’t overcome the after results of the virus at that time. He was first taken by ambulance to the hospital on Dec. 18 and was identified with COVID-19. He was launched and returned to his daughter, Mary’s residence below quarantine till Dec. 27.
Frank was nearly again to his previous wholesome self and prepared for his son, Paul, to take him to his favourite restaurant for breakfast, when he needed to return to the hospital.
Frank was the primary born little one of Frank Welsh Copenhaver and Verda Grace Steffen and the oldest of 10 siblings of which three survive; Pat Duncan of Williamstown, N.J.; James Copenhaver of Sawdust Lane, Caldwell, Pa., and Jean Flanigan of Avis, Pa.
He was born in Yeagertown, Pa., on April 9, 1924 whereas his dad and mom had been residing together with his grandparents, Benjamin and Emma Martin Steffen. His grandparents had been Pennsylvania Dutch and he may nonetheless rattle off phrases from his Grandma Emma all through his lifetime.
Frank married Anna Violet Whitesel on Dec. 6, 1941, who predeceased him on Jan. 5, 2012. He was the daddy of seven kids; Paul (Lavinia) Copenhaver and Betty Knarr of Kryder Hole Highway, Lock Haven; Gayle (Daniel) Colucci, Yellville, Arkansas; Sandra (Stanley) Meredith of Church Highway, Caldwell, Pa.; Mary Hunter with whom he lived, Woolrich, Pa.; Ruth (George) Lucas of Lock Haven and Carol Royer of Schnecksville, Pa.
He was the grandfather of 18, great-grandfather of 32 and great-great-grandfather of 12 and two on the way in which.
He was at all times identified for his goofy coronary heart and he might be missed by all who referred to as him the “Cookie Monster” due to his love for cookies.
He was a long-term member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Pa. He served on the Caldwell Gallagher Township College Board round 1955. Throughout a time of faculty constructing transition, he fought to maintain the scholars from the one room faculty home in the identical grade when transferring to Woolrich.
Frank was a tough employee all his life and began his lumbering profession working for his Uncle Roy Copenhaver and father, Frank in Juniata County, Pa., when he was simply 15. He and his spouse, Anna, moved to Wethem, Grughan Township, Pa., in 1945 and lived in Clinton County the remainder of their lives. Lastly shopping for property on Kryder Hole Highway, Lock Haven in 1959.
Frank had varied careers all through his life. He lumbered for his household, Copenhaver Lumber Firm in Caldwell, Pa., Stanley Whitesel Lumber Firm (his spouse’s uncle), labored for the fuel firm drilling about 1951 in Caldwell, Pa.; Woolrich Woolen Mills within the card room, Labored with Harry Day trimming bushes, Renninger Lumber Firm in Mill Corridor; Barto Properly Drilling, Copenhaver Properly Drilling (after shopping for the rig from Barto), Joe Swope Sawmill, Saylor Lumber Firm and helped his son, Paul run their junk enterprise.
Frank was predeceased by six siblings, Robert, Kenneth (Decker), Dale (Jake), Glen (Skinner), Alan (Comfortable, Joe) and Janet Nyman Shade.
There might be no companies held as a consequence of COVID-19. Burial might be at Relaxation Haven Memorial Park in Lock Haven. Helt Funeral Chapel in Mill Corridor has cost of preparations.
Memorial donations could also be made to the Caldwell United Methodist Church, In Care of Carol Kaler, 494 Hole Rd., Lock Haven, PA 17745 or the Clinton County S.P.C.A, 33 Mill Corridor Highway, Lock Haven, PA 17745.
Ship condolences on-line at MaxwellHelt.com.