Joseph Ambrose Frankshun

 United States

  • Date Of Birth: May 9, 1927
  • Date Of Death: January 1, 2019
  • City: Simpson
  • State: Pennsylvania

Joseph (Joe) Ambrose Frankshun, 92, passed away at home on January 1, 2019, in Fort Pierce, Florida. Born in Simpson, Pennsylvania, he was predeceased by his wife Anna June Sabosik Frankshun, his father Michael Frankshun; his mother, Sophia Bernatis; four brothers, Edward, Chester, Andrew, and Frank; and five sisters; Verna, Sophia, Victoria, Clementine, and Marion. Surviving is one sister Regina Herbert of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Surviving is Joseph’s children, Joanne Frankshun Gunnell (Dennis) of Aiken, South Carolina, Joseph J. Frankshun (Linda) of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and Michael P. Frankshun (Cathy) of Mountainside, New Jersey. Four grandchildren include Michele Frankshun Lenahan (Kiely), Katie Frankshun, Kelly Frankshun Andrews (Russell), and Bryan Frankshun. Two great-grandchildren include Madison Andrews and Erin Andrews.

Joseph served in the United States Navy as a Seaman First Class on the USS Crescent City from November 1944 through1946. He met the love of his life, Anna June Sabosik, in Newark, New Jersey, where they married at Blessed Sacrament Church on September 16, 1950. A longtime resident of Union, New Jersey, Joseph was part owner of Newark Spinning and Stamping in Hillside, New Jersey, and toolmaker and machinist for Engelhard Industries in Carteret, New Jersey. He was also a member of the Elks Club in Hillside, New Jersey.

Joseph was an avid gardener of fruits, vegetables, and roses and was a devoted fisherman. He shared his joy of fishing and boating with his family on weekends and vacations. Upon retirement, he moved to Florida where the ocean was now in his backyard, and he learned how to play golf. He had a pretty good “short game.”

Dad, you are “no longer by our sides, but forever in our hearts;” you will be missed by everyone, especially your cat Morris, your longtime companion.