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Frank W. Garner, 90, of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 544 Kerner Ave., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 20, 1922 in St. Marys, a son of the late Karl and Verna Zeigler Garner.
On Dec. 5, 1949 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Bertha Herzing Garner, who preceded him in death in 1989.
Mr. Garner was a lifelong resident of the area and was a member of the St. Mary's Church.Â He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was the recipient of a Purple Heart after being wounded in Germany in 1944.Â
He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after more than 35 years of service and was also a member of the Quarter Century Club and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.Â He also generously volunteered much of his time at the St. Joseph Monastery for many years.
He is survived by a brother, William Garner and his wife Linda of Yardley; and three sisters, Helene Bartlett of Rohnert Park, Calif., Grace Mason of Nashville, Tenn., and Lois, Mrs. Donald Leonard of Ocala, Fla.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and Bryce Garner; and a sister, Faye Bogart.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Frank W. Garner will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, on
Monday, April 9, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., as celebrant. A military service will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, on Monday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Benedictine Sisters of Elk County, St. Joseph Monastery, 303 Church St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com.