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Frank Lenkey

January 5, 1921 ~ May 17, 2018 (age 97)

Frank Lenkey, 97, of West Brownsville, PA, passed away on May 17, 2018 at Flo’s Personal Care Home in Elco, PA. He was a resident there for several years and he received great care from all the care givers there. He was born January 5, 1921 in Maxwell, PA, the son of John and Elisabeth Lenkey. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Garnellia (Miller) Lenkey on August 27, 2007, a sister Mary and brothers Steve, Alex and Andrew. Frank served his country twice with the US Army. The first was 1938-1941 with the 6th field Artillery Fort Hoyle, MD. He participated in the July 4, 1938 parade of the 75th anniversary of the Gettysburg Battle and attended the 100th anniversary. He was the last of the Mounted Horse Calvary. The second time he served from 1942-1945 as a Staff Sargent in Co., 30 Inf, 3rd Army and was a POW from 1944-1945. He worked as a coal miner at Vesta #4, Bethenergy #58 and as a deckhand for J&L River Transportation Corp on the Vesta and Shanopin tug boats. He was a lifelong member of Calvin United Presbyterian Church, Brownsville, PA. Also, he belonged to American Legion Post 940 and the VFW in West Brownsville, PA until it closed, where he was a past commander. Frank is survived by two sons, Gary Lenkey and wife Deborah and Todd Lenkey, Sr.; seven grandchildren, Luke, Leia, Todd, Jr., Kayla, Jessica, Shelby and Caitlyn; great grandchildren and brother in law, Donald Miller, who was a great friend to him. Funeral arrangements were private for the family with no public viewing. Interment was private with military honors accorded by American Legion Posts# 295, 940, 838, 275. Professional Services were handled by NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, PA 15417.

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