Frank H. Senn, 93, of Lake Wales, Fla. passed away on Dec. 26, 2012 in Orlando, Fla.
Frank was born in Atlantic City, N.J. on Aug. 23, 1919 and resided in Egg Harbor City, N.J. most of his life until moving to Florida in the late 1970’s. He retired after spending 30 years as owner and president of George Senn Co., Inc. the family plumbing supply business in Egg Harbor City. Mr. Senn also retired as president and director of Egg Harbor Bank and Trust Company. Even though he retired to move to Florida he became associated with and eventually owned and operated American Tour and Cruise Service of Lake Wales until its sale in 1989.
Mr. Senn graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. in 1942 and after working for the Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. for four months he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp as an aviation cadet and was sent to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he completed the accelerated graduate course in meteorology. Upon graduating he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and served in both the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He resigned his commission as Captain after 11 years of duty to run the family business.
He enjoyed many things in life, playing golf twice a week with buddies, building children’s furniture in his workshop, and traveling with his wife to many parts of the world.
He was a member of Hiriam T. Dewey F & A M Lodge of Egg Harbor City, N.J., the Moravian Church of Egg Harbor City, the Lake Wales Country Club, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of Fellowship Dining of Lake Wales.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Harriet Kloehs Senn; daughters, Barbara Mangos of Paoli, Pa. and Sandra Kurtz of Winter Garden, Fla.; sons, Christopher Senn of Marlton, N.J., Ronald Senn of Egg Harbor City, N.J. and step-sons, Kurt Dahlgren of Danbuy, Conn., Ralph Dahlgren of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., C. Anthony Kloehs of Peachtree City, Ga., and David Kloehs of Suwanee, Ga. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Each time we embrace a memory we meet again with those we love … for the heart never forgets. Life is changed, not taken away.
Memorials may be made to the Moravian Church, 235 Boston Ave., Egg Harbor City, N.J., 08215.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.