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Frank E. Herman

May 18, 1947 ~ August 7, 2021 (age 74)

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Today the world lost a wonderful individual - Father, husband, and friend
But heaven gained a blessing
Frank Herman went home by God's wishes on the morning of Saturday August 7th, 2021
While the cancer eventually took his body and brain, his family surrounded him with love that bolstered his spirit.

Even at an early age, Frank believed in America and that it was the land of opportunities which guided him to join the Marines, start several businesses and eventually move his family to a farm in Clinton, PA.
During his 74 years he accomplished so much: going directly from high school graduation into the Marines for four years. Serving as a Sergeant in Vietnam and then a DI at Camp Lejune, training many to serve their country too.
For 37 years he was employed by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette circulation.  Frank also established a tavern in his hometown and provided many apartments there too.
Never being selfish and always wanting a large family, Frank and Marilyn adopted four children from Korea, fostered two other children and had a son of their own.
For many years he operated a family restaurant, bakery, antique shop, and western tack and clothing store in Clinton, PA while also maintaining his farms.  
Riding horses was his passion.  During a ride through Clinton Park he envisioned a Christmas event there, thus the Findlay Christmas Light-Up Celebration was started over 27 years ago.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars went to the needy via this event.  The Findlay Christmas Light-Up Celebration has become a family tradition for many and has made Clinton, PA a special destination for all to enjoy.  
Words cannot say how deeply he will be missed but God needed him.
May his light shine down on us from his special place in Heaven.


**************IN LIEU OF ANY FLOWERS OR GIFTS FOR THE FAMILY,  WE ASK THAT YOU DONATE IN FRANK HERMAN'S NAME TO YOUR OWN FAVORITE CHARITY THAT IS FOCUSED ON HELPING CHILDREN OR ANIMALS SINCE THEY WERE ALWAYS NEAR AND DEAR TO FRANK'S HEART.*************************
 


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