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Frank Witner

July 24, 1932 — October 6, 2021

Frank Witner

HEYYY !!!!

FRANK WITNER IS DEAD !!!

His was a voice that you could hear across the bar, the golf course, bowling alley or grocery store and know immediately who it was. If you did not know him you soon would, Frank never met a stranger even if he could not remember your name.

Frank was born July 24, 1932, in Kenmore to Robert E. and Helen Arlene Witner (nee Severns ). The youngest of three boys, he graduated from Kenmore High in 1950, spent two years in the Army and came home to “The Goodyear” from which he retired in 1980. He went on to have careers as a warehouse worker, apartment manager, bartender, stump grinder, tow truck driver and for the last 17 years, as a greeter at Bacher Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janet Witner (nee Terry ); his children, David ( Kristine ), Donald ( Melonie ), Elizabeth ( Todd ) and Kyle ( Michelle ), step-children; Denise ( Frank ), Ronna and Steve ( Bonnie ); and bonus son Wesley ( Laura ) Perry .

He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Mitchell , Andrew , Sarah , Peyton and Clayton; along with his great-grandchildren, Logan and Carter .

Frank was always there for us, whether it was watching baseball or basketball games, birthdays, graduations, holiday parties or just checking-in, usually by blowing his horn in your driveway. The “A frame”, also known as Frank’s Home for the Wayward, a place where he mentored (and sometimes housed and fed) many a young man along the way, was always full of activity.

Frank also taught us how to do most everything, from carpentry to roofing, from electricity to cars, there was nothing he would not try.

He was there for his wife, Janet too. In her last several years at home he was not only her husband but her constant caretaker. He never complained. When he could no longer shoulder the burden alone, he made sure to visit her daily.

Frank loved playing golf in the Moose League at Spring Hills, bowling in the Moose League at Charger Lanes, euchre, poker and watching the Indians.

A special thanks to Matt , Beth , Allie and Austin Ford , the best neighbors anyone could ask for.

POP, we’re sure that wherever you are now, things are “rolling right along”.

The family will receive friends at Crossroads Community Church, 700 Gates Street Extension, Doylestown 44230, on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow at the Barberton Moose Lodge, 250 31st St. NW Barberton, OH 44203.

The family has requested no flowers, but that donations be made to the Barberton Moose Scholarship Fund, in memory of Frank Witner.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, October 11, 2021

4:30 - 5:30 pm (Eastern time)

Crossroads Community Church (Doylestown)

OH

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Memorial Service

Monday, October 11, 2021

Starts at 5:30 pm (Eastern time)

Crossroads Community Church (Doylestown)

OH

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