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Robert E. “Bob” Frantz of Schnecksville, an educator, avid bird watcher, and gardener died Friday December 22, 2017 at the age of 77. He was born in Slatington, August 21, 1940, the son of the late Willard and Dorothy (Pugh) Frantz. Bob graduated from Slatington High School (1958) and Kutztown State College (1961) and also participated with graduate studies at Penn State, Duke and Kutztown in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, earning a Master’s Degree from these studies. He began his career teaching at Northwestern Lehigh School District where he taught for 34 years serving as teacher, Science Department Chairman, and AV coordinator. While teaching he served as President of the Lehigh Valley Science Fair in 1970, and as Northwestern representative to WLVT-39. Some of his students participated in a genetic experiment with NASA. Bob was a member of Jordan U.C.C. and a 50 year member of Slatington Lodge #440 F & AM
Survivors: Son: Bryan Frantz of Broomfield, CO; brother: Richard Frantz and wife Barbara of Slatington. Nieces & Nephews.
Services: 11 A.M. Monday January 8, 2018 Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington PA. Calling hour 10 to 11A.M. at the funeral home.
Contributions: Can be made in Robert's memory to the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Center.
Brian, Rich, Barb,I was very sorry to to hear about Bobby's passing. I will be out of town but wanted to let you know that you are in our prayers.Ron and Cindy Pugh
Ronald Pugh Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM
Bryan, Richard & Family,May God comfort you during this difficult time. He was my teacher, my patient and friend at PDC, and since retiring thought of him often. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend the service, but my thoughts will be with all of you. I met you, Richard, as my PT 10 yrs. ago. God bless you.
Naomi Benedek Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM