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William Frank Worthington
William Frank Worthington, age 70, 4 Kent Road, Bloomsburg, was stricken ill at his home and taken to the emergency room of the Bloomsburg Hospital where he died at 2:22 p. m. Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Born on May 21, 1947 in Norristown, he was a son of the late Lawrence E. and Ann (Venezia) Worthington. He attended Conshohocken High School. A resident of Bloomsburg since 1997, he previously lived in Hatfield.
Frank was a tool and die maker by trade. He was last employed by Renco Ace Hardware as a clerk, retiring on July 31, 2017 after eight years employment. His hobby was computers and he operated a computer repair business for a number of years.
He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. An active volunteer, he delivered "Meals on Wheels" and assisted at AGAPE. He was an avid reader and enjoyed nature and animals. He was especially happy sitting on the front porch enjoying the outdoors and the animals.
Frank served with the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War and following his enlistment, he became a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard Unit, where he served for a number of years.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Worthington.
Frank is survived by his wife, the former Gail L. Buckingham, with whom he celebrated his 36th wedding anniversary on October 3, 2017; three children: Christopher F. Worthington, and his wife Jennifer Harleysville; Dana M., wife of Jon Meyers, Souderton; Jody L. Worthington, at home; five grandchildren: Mason Worthington, Madison Worthington, Emily Meyers, Julie Meyers, Natalie Meyers; and a sister, Christina A. Worthington, Michigan.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Rev. Luther J. Martell, officiating. Military honors by the combined veterans group will follow the funeral service. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a. m.
In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to AGAPE, 19 E. Seventh Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or to the PA S.P.C.A., 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.
Frankie was my brother. After two years now I still miss him. I miss him meddling in my life as a big brother. I miss talking to him. I miss the very last connection to my sincere and only close family member whose love was unconditional. I will see you in heaven frankie, God permitting.
Tina your loving sister Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM
I was deeply saddened when I learned of Frank's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for a couple years at Renco Ace Hardware and he was always willing to share his knowledge, and humor, with coworkers and customers alike. He was a great person, and will be missed.
Jason Broadt Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM
To The Worthington Family,
Frank was my patient for a short time and a friend as well as someone who helped me find my way at Renco Hardware and we would often banner back and forth with his kind humor, he was such a warm, gentle sole who go out of his way to help you, I believe he did this all through his life, because that was how Frank lived his life! I believe he was a great human being, a great husband and father. He will be sorely missed by all ..I know I will miss him,
Dr. Robert A. Neiderhiser
Dr. Robert A. neiderhiser Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Gail and Family...So shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of your loved one.
May you rely on God's Love and your many precious memories to help you through this very sad time.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. In Christian Sympathy, Karleen (Fetterman) Smith
Karleen (Fetterman) Smith Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Gail and family, Henry and I are so sorry to learn of Frank's passing. What a great guy! Keeping you and all of your family in our thoughts and prayers are this sad time.
Terri Waskie Gross Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM
I worked with Frank during his time at Renco. I never thought of him as a coworker, but as a friend. He was always well liked by coworkers and customers alike. It was always fun kidding with him. We mixed a lot of paint together. I'll miss you my friend....Rest in Peace.
Brian Broadt Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM
Dearest Gail and Jody,
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that your were truly loved by Frank. You could see it in his eyes. May God wrap His loving arms around you both and your extended family. May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make his face to shine on you and be gracious to you, may the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. With much love...
Donna Kerstetter Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Gail: Gary and I are saddened to learn of Frank's passing. We are so glad to have shared laughs, meals and sing-a-longs with you and Frank in NC. We are keeping you and Jody and family in our prayers.
Gary and Cheri Gray Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM