Frank Waple

Frank R. Waple Sr.

Thursday, June 2nd, 1938 - Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Frank R. Waple Sr., 81, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
Frank was born on June 2, 1938 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Charley and Izetta (Griffith) Waple.
He was a member at the Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown where he also was a church Elder, a Deacon and a Trustee. He was also a member of the Middletown Lions Club and a member of Prince Edwin Spring Creek F&AM Lodge #486.
Frank was a graduate of Hershey High School class of 1956. He worked at Helm’s Chevrolet as the Body Shop Foreman for 21 years as well as retired from State Farm where he was an Insurance Estimator Supervisor for 24 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Carol Waple; two children, Frank R. Waple Jr. and his wife Sherry and Linda Eppley and her husband Keith; four grandchildren, Alison N. Gilg and her husband Jan, Brett J. Waple and his wife Lauren, Matthew Eppley and Lauren Eppley; two great-grandchildren, Emilie Gilg and Vivienne Gilg; and one brother. Private family services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to the Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown.
After the Covid-19 recommended restrictions are lifted, there will be a public memorial service. We will be announcing the memorial service once we know when and where it will be held.
The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Middletown to handle the arrangements.
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    Middletown Cemetery
    675 N. Spring St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
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Larry and Christen Cooke and family

Posted at 06:51pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
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Anthony Horney Sr

Posted at 08:17pm
Our deepest sympathies to the family of Frank Sr. May all the love and the many good memories that you shared with frank bring you comfort and peace. God bless...………….Tony & Roberta Horney

MIchael Lutz

Posted at 10:07pm
My condolences to your family. Frank was a valued member of our State Farm office for many years. He was a good and knowledgeable man.

Michael Lutz

Vickie & Doug

Posted at 08:27am
Our condolences to you and your family.

Bret J. Cruz

Posted at 08:16pm
This is Bret Cruz and I would like to send my condolences to Frank's wife and the rest of his family. I'm praying for you all and I'm truly sorry for your loss. I will miss him sitting in his garage waving to me and or talks over the years. Frank is the perfect example of how a man should live. I will miss you Frank he was the perfect neighbor, REST IN PEACE FRANK You will be miss by so many. The family may call me at:
(717)343-7636 I would love to hear from you. Take care and I'm praying for you all. Love and respect,
Bret J. Cruz

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