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March 8, 2012

Arthur Frank of Jeffersonville, NY passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012. He was 85.

Arthur was born February 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Barney and Beatrice Frank.

He spoke often of growing up in Brooklyn, riding the trolley cars, and going to the boardwalk with his father. As a young man, he raised homing pigeons.

He served in the U.S. Army from May 1945 to January 1947. He worked with the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Liberty, NY, and then as a civil service employee at Woodbourne Correctional Facility. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Jeffersonville and a lifetime member of the NRA.

He was married to Virginia Puerschner Frank, who predeceased him in 2004. They shared many interests: their pets, hunting and camping.

Arthur is survived by sister Elayne Zwiegel of Hallandale Beach, FL; niece, Monica Fowler and companion, Max Nickerson of Gainsville, FL; step-children Thomas Puerschner and wife Judy, Robert Puerschner and wife Sharon of Jeffersonville, NY and Patricia DePasquale and husband Frank of San Antonio, TX; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 3 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville. Burial with Military Honors was made in the Jeffersonville Lutheran Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Delaware Valley Jr. Rifle Club, c/o 90 Hemmer Rd., Jeffersonville, NY 12748.