The Rev. Dr. Arnold L. Frank
March 18, 1931 ‒ July 12, 2015
MANSFIELD: “Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments.” Psalm 112:1
Arnold Frank, a man who feared the Lord and delighted in His commandments, passed away Sunday evening, July 12, 2015, at Wedgewood Estates Manor House. He was 84.
He was born March 18, 1931, in Conewango, NY, the son of Fred C. and Geneva R. Frank.
In April 1951 he married his beloved wife Jean who survives. He is also survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Jon Burton of Mansfield, Darlene and Terry Russell of Rawlings, Maryland, and Martha and William Bushong of Madison, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren, Andrew (Bethel) Burton of Mansfield, Matthew Burton of El Paso, Texas, Elizabeth Burton of Mansfield, Emily (Gareth) Hughes of Fuquay-varina, North Carolina, Bethany (Jeremy) Wilson of Cumberland, Maryland, Thomas (Anna) Russell of Washington D.C, Grace Bushong, Isaac Bushong, and Gloria Bushong, all of Madison, Wisconsin; and five great-grandchildren, Calvin, Owen and Jane Hughes, Abigail Burton and Jesse Arnold Wilson. Also surviving are two sisters, Phyllis Frank of Jamestown, New York, and Dorothy Radd of River Falls, Wisconsin.
Dr. Frank graduated from Gordon College and Gordon Divinity School in Boston and Wenham, Massachusetts, and served as pastor at First United Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and South Hills Reformed Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. He earned his doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary, Escondido, California, in 2003. As part of his doctorate project, he authored the book, The Fear of God: A Forgotten Doctrine.
Arnold was a humble man who loved and trusted in Christ, his Savior and Lord, and practiced what he preached. Many were called into Christ’s Kingdom and encouraged in their walks with Christ through the gifts God gave him to preach and teach. His life was a witness to the truths of God’s Word, and he looked forward to the day when he would see Christ fully and sing His praises.
He and his wife Jean enjoyed visiting with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as traveling, having made three trips to Europe, including a Reformation tour.
A private burial will be held in Mansfield Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Mansfield, on Saturday, July 18 at 11:00 AM, with The Rev. Matthew Judd presiding.
The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to assist the Frank family with funeral arrangements.
Memorial gifts can be made to Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA, or Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staffs at Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospice as well as Wedgewood Manor House for the compassionate care extended to Arnold.
To leave a message of sympathy or view Dr. Frank’s tribute video, please visit:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com