Franklin G. Stump, 76, Army vet, ran F.S. Printing, member of Moravian Church

By on April 16, 2014


Franklin G. Stump, 76, of Lititz, passed away suddenly April 7, 2014.

He was the loving husband of Barbara A.Wisser Stump, whom he met in high school. They celebrated 56 years of marriage on July 27, 2013.

Born in Maxatawny Twp., Frank was the son of the late George and Adelaide Freas Stump. He was a graduate of Kutztown High School where he played basketball and soccer. A member of the Boy Scouts and a U.S Army veteran, Frank was employed as a printer with Science Press, of Ephrata, and ran a small job shop at the same time in Lititz called F.S. Printing.

A faithful member of the Lititz Moravian Church, Frank was passionate about life and his family. He had a fabulous sense of humor and was always willing to help family and friends. Frank liked to tinker and was always on the go. His hobbies included boating, gardening, cooking, crabbing, going to the casinos and, especially, saltwater fishing. Frank owned a home in Rehoboth Beach for over thirty years where he kept his various boats. He was an avid fisherman and loved being out on the water. He was a member of the Kutztown Rod and Gun Club, the Ephrata VFW, and The Garden Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two children: Marcia Hirneisen (and her former husband David Hirneisen), Lititz; Christopher (Kathleen) Stump, Lititz; four grandchildren: Kirsten Hirneisen, Irvine, Calif., Caitlin Hirneisen (fiancée, Art Colson), Portland, Ore., Rebecca Stump, New York City, and Daniel Stump, Providence, R.I.; a brother: Mark (Marjorie) Stump, Kutztown.

Franklin was preceded in death by his sister: Geraldine Bleiler.

Services were held April 12 at Lititz Moravian Church with Rev. Dean R. Jurgen officiating. He was laid to rest in the adjoining church cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the Lititz Moravian Church Book of Remembrance.

To share your fondest memories of Franklin, visit Arrangements entrusted to Spacht Funeral Home, Lititz.

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