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Edward Beaver Frontz

Sep 2, 2014

Edward Beaver Frontz, of Allenwood, passed away on Aug. 21, 2014, at the age of 78. Born on May 10, 1936, in Zanesville, Ohio, he was one of three sons to LeRoy Sr. and Olive W. (Billhime) Frontz.

Ed was a 1954 graduate of Watsontown High School. In 1958, he graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg with a baccalaureate degree in biology, where he also completed the ROTC program.

Following his graduation from Bucknell, he completed training at Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Dix, N.J., and was commissioned as an ordinance officer in the U.S. Army. He served overseas in Germany, where he was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant. Upon returning home, Ed served several years in the U.S. Army Reserves based in Lock Haven.

He completed a graduate degree in education in 1962, also at Bucknell. He was admired and greatly respected for his distinguished career as an administrator in the Williamsport Area school district until his retirement in 1992.

On Aug. 24, 1963, Ed and Margot (Copland) Frontz were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg. They raised two sons, David and Timothy, on the family farm near Allenwood. In August of 2013, Ed and Margot celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Ed also served 12 years as Gregg township supervisor, including several as chairman.

In April 2014, he was honored by Union county for his distinguished service and the crucial efforts he made in preserving agricultural land in the county.

Ed is survived by his wife and two sons, David S., of Allenwood and Timothy M., who resides near St. Marys; and four grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.

Ed touched the lives of so many people in a very special way. He will be missed by great neighbors, special friends and former colleagues.

In accordance with Ed’s wishes, services will be held privately with his immediate family.

The family was assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.