Frank J. Wiesner, Jr.

May 13, 1923 ‒ March 01, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Frank J. Wiesner, Jr. passed away peacefully at his Delaware home Thursday morning, March 1, 2018. He was 94 and a proud but humble member of The Greatest Generation.

Born in Brooklyn, New York on May 13, 1923 he was the son of the late Frank J. Wiesner Sr. and Emma (Kronke) Wiesner. He graduated from the Brooklyn Technical School in 1940 and began his mechanical engineering studies at Clarkson College of Technology before enlisting in the US Army in 1942. He proudly served 4 years participating in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign during WW II.

In 1944 he would marry Elizabeth “Bette” (Anable) and together they would share 64 wonderful years tending to each other’s needs and raising a family. Together they traveled the world and especially enjoyed Arizona and the Grand Canyon. They moved to Delaware in 2002, sadly she passed away in 2008.

Frank completed his studies at Princeton University with a Master’s degree in Engineering.  He worked as a mechanical engineer with stress analysis and was hired by Carrier Corp in 1950. He was then assigned to the product engineering department with air and gas centrifugal compressors for air conditioning and refrigeration. His proud accomplishments were designing the air conditioner and water chiller for the Chase Manhattan Building in New York. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and received the Gas Turbine Award for the most outstanding technical paper in 1978.  Frank retired in 1984 but continued consulting both Carrier Corp and Elliott Company in retirement.

He was a member of St. Mary Church and treasured time spent working on family history, painting, listening to classical music, and working Sudoku and cross word puzzles.  Organized and detailed he was a good provider. He was also thrifty, quiet, loving and reserved. He will be remembered for his humble caring ways and love of family.

Frank is survived by his children: Ellen (Bill) Coons of Grottoes, VA, James Wiesner of Cable, Elizabeth Robechek of Santa Fe, NM, and Barbara Wiesner of Delaware, grandchildren: Lisa Robechek and Cara Robechek (Donald deVoil), great-grandchildren: John, Callum, Isla, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Robert in 2014.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, March 8th at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 with Rev. Fr. Sylvester Onyeachonam Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc.

Memorial contributions can be to St. Mary Church.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • So very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and send these condolences to Uncle Frank’s family in the spirit of hope and healing.

  • Elizabeth, I was so touched to hear of the death of your father. I know how much he meant to you. His way of passing did seem to be a blessing, but quite possibly now is too soon you to feel that way. Know you are in my thoughts, especially now.

  • Dear Elizabeth,

    Please accept my deep condolences for the passing of your father. With him, as with my mother, an era in our lives has passed. Let the warm memories of past happy family events mellow the sorrow of his passing.

    Requiescat in Pace,
    Frank J. Wiesner, Jr.

  • My thoughts are with all of you left with the memories and stories of a proud WW II veteran, accomplished engineer and family man. May he Rest In Peace, and May you find peace in the embrace of his full,life.

    Anne Gallivan
    Chittenden, VT

  • Elizabeth..

    So sorry for your loss…His life’s story was very interesting and he had some great accomplishments…
    I know you and your family will miss him …

    Love to You..

    dd and lpd

  • Elizabeth
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like an amazing man. Sending love to you and your family. Lynnr

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Your father sounds likes very lovely man.
    Ed and Cindy Peck
    Santa Fe, NM

  • So sorry to hear of Uncle Frank’s passing. He is resting in eternal peace with his parents and his brother. May your memories remind you of your gift in his life.