Frank A. Raezer

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Frank A. Raezer


      Frank was born to the late Levi and Nellie Ammon Raezer on Sept. 22, 1920 in Talmage.  He loved to talk about growing up in Talmage.  Many a Sunday afternoon after church was spent reminiscing of days gone by.  He could paint a vivid picture of what life was like “in the good old days" with his conversation.  Frank was blessed two very special talents, singing and painting.

     He was a lifetime member of Ebenezer E. C. Church of Brownstown.  He was a member of the church choir for many years and was well known for his solo of “Sweet Little Jesus Boy" at the Christmas program, and also sang with the choir at the Cloisters.  Christmas was always a special time for the year for him to celebrate the birth of Christ. He enjoyed the Christmas Programs at his church, the Cloisters, and Moravian Church in Brickerville.  On occasions, he sang with other choirs and had many requests to sing at weddings and funerals.

     Frank was a self-taught painter.  He started by taking correspondence courses in his early 20s and studied with other local artists.  He excelled in oil painting and was a fan of Harry Book's work.  His favorite art shows were in Lititz and Mt. Gretna where he displayed his paintings for many years.

     Frank started his career working for Reilly Brothers and Raub as an accountant until their closure.  He finished his career as a custodian for Manheim Twp. School District, where he was very well liked by students and faculty.  He was also an avid fan and supported the Manheim Twp. Baseball Team.

     Frank was a member of the Cloisters and Carpenter's Cemetery Assoc. where he served as Secretary and took it upon himself to honor the Veterans by placing flags on their graves at Carpenter's and Shirks Cemeteries.

     He was preceded in death by brothers Richard and Dale Raezer; sister Alice Brown; niece Judy Boyer; nephew John (Jack) Raezer. Surviving are: nephew Mark husband of Karen Raezer; great-niece Tammy Blaylock, and her son Devin Fasnacht.

     Frank passed away on Oct. 16, 2016 at Maple Farm Nursing Center under the compassionate care of their staff, and entered the Kingdom of Heaven.

     Funeral: Friday, Oct. 21, 20 16 at 10 AM from the Ebenezer E. C. Church 23 S. State St. Brownstown, PA. Interment: Carpenter's Cemetery. Viewing: Friday, 9 to 10 AM at the church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Water Street Rescue Mission, 210 S. Prince St. Lancaster, PA 17603.

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