- January 14, 1933 - October 25, 2012
- North Ridgeville, Ohio
of Frank's Passing
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“I was so honored to help care for Frank at New Life Hospice. I will never forgot the fun times ,yes fun. I always teased Frank about putting up with...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Elgart - OH
“I will miss my Uncle Merv very much. I am very glad that I had the opportunity to see him within the last few weeks before his death. I can say...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Randy Whalen Jr - Lancaster, PA
FRED AND I ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS NEWS...BUT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND TE FAMILY AT TIS TIME...LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND TRY TO...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: PATRICIA AND FRED TRIPLETT - FL
“IM SORRY FOR EVERYONES LOST BUT WE CAN NOW SMILE CAUSE WE KNOW HE'S WITH THE LORD OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. GOD BLESS
4 of 10 | Posted by: CRYSTAL WHALEN - HIXON, TN
“so many memories, I can't pick just one. You will be missed. Love you.
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kay Bloodhart - Ashland, OH
“Sorry for your loss,we'll aways remember Merv as a friend..
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kay Hannold - Lickingville, PA
“Prayers From the entire Hershey family.
8 of 10 | Posted by: James Hershey Jr. & Sr. - N. R. , OH
“Uncle Frank you will be greatly missed... Love and will miss you very much
9 of 10 | Posted by: Daniel Whalen - Choctaw, OK
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family
10 of 10 | Posted by: Quezia Whalen - Choctaw, OK
Frank Mervin Whalen, age 79, of North Ridgeville, passed away at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph on Thursday, October 25, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Mt. Sterling, Pennsylvania and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 65 years.
Frank served in the US Marines during the Korean War.
He worked as a forklift operator for York International for many years, retiring in 1999.
At one time, he was a drummer with the Fugitives Band. He also enjoyed attending Classic Car shows and Cruise-Ins, golf, bowling and spending time with his wife.
He was a member of the VFW Post in Elyria.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Barbara; brothers, Donald, Duane and Randall (Triva) Whalen all of Clearwater, Florida; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Edith Whalen; sisters, Frances Brady, Jeannie Weaver and Roberta Whalen; brothers, Jesse and James Whalen.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 Pm at Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Services will be held on Monday at 10 AM in the funeral home. Rev. Chuck Behrens will officiate.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 3700 Kolbe Rd., Lorain 44053.
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