Emerson Theodore (Ted) Frantz

Emerson Theodore (Ted) Frantz

Emerson Theodore (Ted) Frantz, age 77, of Uniontown, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was born on July 23, 1942, son of the late Edgar and Betty (Schnatterly) Frantz.

Ted graduated from South Union High School in 1960. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University in 1979, and his Masters in Business Degree from Florida Institute of Technology in 1985. He proudly served his country for 28 years, earning the rank of Master Sergeant in the United States Army. Ted was stationed in Germany, Pennsylvania, Viet Nam, Virginia, South Korea, Alaska and Hawaii. His military retirement ceremony, in 1988, was held aboard the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After retiring from the Army, Ted was manager at Herring’s Garden Centers in Chalk Hill and Uniontown, and later worked at Sony in New Stanton.

Ted was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee, Usher, Choir and Council Member. Ted also participated in numerous church activities including the Church Golf League and Dartball Team. He was a member of Fayette Lodge #228 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite in the Valley of Uniontown, and Council Chapter Consistory Scottish Rite in the Valley of Pittsburgh, SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives), Fayette County Senior Golf Association and Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. Ted was a life member of the United Methodist Men and AMVETS.

Ted is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elaine Ann (McClain) Frantz, whom he married on August 10, 1968. Also surviving are brothers: Donald W. Frantz and wife Kay, and Dale R. Frantz and wife Mary Lou, all of Hopwood, PA; nieces and nephews: Kenneth Frantz and wife Cristy of Uniontown, PA, Sarah Moore and husband Jim of Winchester, VA, Gary Frantz and wife Amanda of Panama City, FL, Katie Weeks of Solomons, MD, and Erica Frantz of Hopwood, PA; great nieces and nephews: Crosby and Camilla of PA, Lily of VA, Brooke and Hudson of FL, and uncle: Theodore H. (Ted) Frantz of Pittsburgh, PA.

Ted enjoyed traveling, golf, dartball, football, singing in church choirs, and church and lodge activities.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA. where family and friends will be received on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 2 until 4 PM and 6 until 8 PM. A Masonic service will be conducted in the funeral home at 7:00 PM by Fayette Lodge #228 F. & A.M. Visitation will continue on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 34 Clark St., Uniontown, PA from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. followed by a Memorial Service celebrating Ted’s life at 11:00 AM with Pastor Beverly Roscoe and Dr. David Boyd officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Full Military Rites will be accorded at graveside by the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com and on the funeral home Facebook page.

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Jeanie Thomas
Jeanie Thomas
1 year ago

I took care of Ted for a year and unfortunately I didn’t know him before that..he was such a trooper about everything..never gave anyone a bit of trouble…I could tell he was a wonderful man and am so sorry for the Family’s loss..God Bless them all and may he R.I.P.

Jenny Varnak
Jenny Varnak
1 year ago

Always sad to hear of a passing of someone we know. Ted graduated with my brother Phil Varnak & I graduated with his wife Eileen. We send our heartfelt condolences & prayers for strength & healing for Ted’s family & friends. ❤️❤️❤️

Patty Kurek Dunn
Patty Kurek Dunn
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of the loss of a SUHS classmate. My sincerest sympathy.

Linda and Robert Roche
Linda and Robert Roche
1 year ago

Dear Elaine,
So sorry for your loss of your husband Ted. He was in our 1960 class at South Union, and we always enjoyed speaking with him at the reunions and luncheons. Linda and Robert Roche

Bonnie Frantz
Bonnie Frantz
1 year ago

Dear Elaine. You are the best thing to happen in Ted’s life. Sorry for your loss. I will not be at the funeral home due to Covid-19 but I will be with you in spirit.

Carolyn Mosser
Carolyn Mosser
1 year ago

Dear Elaine, We agree with Bonnie you are the best thing to happen in Ted’s life.
You have suffered a great loss–We pray God gives you comfort.
We extend our very deepest sympathy to you.

Keith Cyktor
Keith Cyktor
1 year ago

I am sorry to hear about Ted’s passing. Carole and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.