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1935 Donald 2020

Donald E. Frantz Sr.

October 26, 1935 — October 31, 2020

Donald E. Frantz Sr., 85, of Natrona Heights, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Bayberry Place, Lower Burrell. He was born October 26, 1935, in Natrona Heights a son of the late Frank and Pauline (Doverspike) Frantz. Don was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph High School.
He retried as a customer relations representative for Norfolk Southern. Don was a member of Guardian Angels Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church and Hilltop Hose Company, both in Natrona Heights. He enjoyed model trains, tinkering in his basement, wintering with his late wife in Florida and loved his grandsons. Don is survived by his son, Donald E. (Vicki) Frantz Jr., of Natrona Heights; grandsons, Sean Patrick and Erik Joseph Frantz; brother, Leslie (Wendy) Frantz, of West Deer; sister, Virginia (Carl) Barch, of Natrona Heights and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Amelia J. (Frederick) Frantz on October 17, 2017; son, Richard A. Frantz on December 20, 1991; brothers, John, Paul, Frank and James Frantz and by his sisters, Mary DeWitt, Cecelia Palun, Bernadette Frantz and Margaret Schrecengost.

Friends will be received on Monday from 5-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a parting prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church with the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hilltop Hose Company, P.O. Box 214, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065. To send an online condolence please visit

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