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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler, 85, of Bucktail Trail

Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler
Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler, 85, of Bucktail Trail died of cancer on Saturday, Dec.
22, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following an illness of the past year.

He was born July 3, 1927 in Harrisburg a son of the late Franklin Metzler Sr. and
Beryl Lavanture Metzler.

On May 31. 1981 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium, he married Sandra Kellner Metzler who survives.

Frank served in the U.S. Navy during WW II on the communications ship Catoctin as a
radio operator with the title of Electronics Technician Mate. At that time the U.S. was
preparing to invade Japan, which was expected to be an extensive battle, and crew
members were advised that only one out of six of them would return home. The mission
was discontinued when the war ended in August 1945 with the unconditional surrender of Japan. Frank was honorably discharged on July 15. 1946.

He was a graduate of Penn State University with a BS degree in Physics, and the
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford earning a degree in computer science. At the time of
his death he was employed part-time as an independent contractor at GE in St. Marys.
Employment history includes Bethlehem Steel in Steelton. Sylvania & GKN in
Emporium and Loranger Intemational in Warren.

Frank enjoyed hiking the Quehanna Trail, amateur radio, astronomy and studying
advanced mathematics.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, David and Glenn Metzler, and a
brother, Robert Metzler.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Franklin A. “Frank" Metzler will be held on
Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Barnett Funeral l{ome, Inc.

Online condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.Net..

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