FROHNAPFEL, Edward J., 77, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at his residence, leaving a legacy of love and laughter among his many family and friends.
Edward was born October 9, 1934, owned and operated Red Arrow Gulf and Car Wash, and retired in 1996. He was proud to be a member of the 1951 OVAC AA championship St. John's Fighting Irish football team, and he won an athletic scholarship to the University of Iowa. While serving in the U.S. Army and assigned to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, Ed met and married Lorraine Tattarelli. They had five children together during a 55 year marriage adventure.
Ed is survived by Lorraine and his children, Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson and husband, Gary, Steve Frohnapfel and wife, Lynn, Theresa Frohnapfel Hodge and husband, Bill, Matthew Frohnapfel and wife, Andrea, Jennifer Frohnapfel Patterson and husband, Bruce, and 11 beautiful grandchildren: Emily, Anthony, Sarah, Mariah, Blake, Eric, Kirby, Jenna, Cole, Peyton, and Zachary.
He is preceded in death by father, Joseph Frohnapfel, and mother, Albertha Fox Frohnapfel. Of his five siblings, he is survived by Linda Frohnapfel Evans and preceded in death by sisters, Leona Frohnapfel Wilson and Mary Lou Frohnapfel Hawkins, and brothers, Ray and Robert Frohnapfel.
Ed is a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church in Colerain.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Colerain, OH at 11 a.m on Friday, August 24, 2012 with Father Dale Tornes as the Celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Central High School in Bellaire, or St. Frances Cabrini Church, P.O. Box 38, Colerain, OH, 43916.
Scripture Service will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Condolences to the family may be made by signing guest book online at www.kellerfuneralhome. com.