Franklin L. Chapel

Born: Fri., Jun. 30, 1939
Died: Thu., Mar. 18, 2021


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 27, 2021
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 27, 2021
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Franklin L. Chapel, 81, of Youngsville, Pa, passed away on March 18, 2021 at Warren General Hospital.

He was born on June 30, 1939 in Warren, Pa, a son to the late Berton and Charlotte (Montague) Chapel. Franklin was in the National Guard for 4 years. He retired in 2001 after 34 years at United Refining Company. He was the “dog whisperer”, as he had a love for dogs. He enjoyed motorcycles, hunting and fishing, but most of all, spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Lynn (David) Finlan of Starbrick, Melanie (David) Brush of Warriors Mark, Pa and Berton Chapel of Irvine; his sister, Alice Weaver of Johnstown, Pa; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Franklin was preceded in death by his wife, V. Renee Hodges Chapel, whom he married on Sept. 13, 1958 at the Youngsville EUB Church; his sisters Virginia Strom, Ruby Wilcox, Ruth Graham, Ellen Temple, Bonnie Higginbotham and a daughter-in-law, Marie Chapel.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 11am with the Rev. Rick Hamrick officiating. There will be 1 hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will take place in the Youngsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations may be made to Paws Along the River Humane Society, 212 Elm Street, Warren, Pa 16365.

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Frank Eugene Hodges
   Posted Mon March 22, 2021
We were so sad tp hear about Uncle Frank's passing. I want you to know that Judi and I will be praying for you as you mourn the loss of a wonderful dad. Sorry we cannot be there on Saturday because I have a service that evening and it takes three and a half hours for us to drive there.

God bless,

Frank Hodges

Jean Hollabaugh
   Posted Tue March 23, 2021
So sorry in the loss of Frank. He was a wonderful uncle, even if he was 8 months younger than me. He sure liked to have fun and was quite a jokester. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. Sorry we are not home. Love, Jean & Bob

Norma Gardner
   Posted Tue March 23, 2021
Bert, Melanie & Lynn,
Uncle Frank has always had a soft spot in my heart. As I live so far away he would email me a joke or just say Merry Christmas. He is loved & will be missed. My family sends our
love & comfort . Norma Jean, Mark , & Raeanne

Shelley Carter
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
Fred and I were so sorry to hear about Uncle Frank’s death. He was a great man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We pray God will ease your sorrow.

Lisa Renee Rapp Timblin
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Dear Lynn, Melanie & Bert.....

This broke my heart to hear. Your Dad, my Uncle was the last I had of my Aunts & Uncles. He was also a Blessing for me as was a reminder of my Mom who has passed along with her sister, my Aunt and your Mum. I remember him sending me E-mails of Jokes that Always would make me laugh. As well as updated on how you all were doing.....I Miss those. Sadly I can not make it this Saturday which tears me up as so wanted to be there for you guys as you have been there for me. I shall be there in Spirit tho. Because it's not said nearly enough.... I LOVE YOU my dear Cousins & will keep you in my Thoughts & Prayers

Much Love....Lisa Renee & Ken

Cindy & Jim McCollough
   Posted Tue March 30, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about Frank's passing. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed. Our sympathy to the whole family.

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