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Fred Franta Jr.

August 4, 1936 ~ July 25, 2017 (age 80)

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Fred Franta Jr., 80, of Myrtle Beach, died on July 25th, 2017 after a sudden illness.

Fred was born August 4th, 1936 in Endicott, New York, a son to the late Fred and Mary Franta. 

In life, Fred served proudly in the United States Navy and later worked as an electrician for General Motors. Fred married his dear wife Olive on September 8th, 1991. Fred was devoutly Catholic and was a member of St. Michael the Archangel's Church. He loved to spend time with his family and enjoyed golfing and gardening in his spare time.

Fred is survived by his loving wife Olive (McGarvey) Franta, 4 sons; Terrance Franta (Nicole), Thomas Franta (Barbara), Gary Franta and Daniel Franta, 2 step-children; Ruth Tomlinson and Bill Tomlinson, as well as his 8 grandchildren; Joseph, Michael, Laura, Erica, Alyssa, Danielle, John and Matthew Franta.

A burial service with military honors will be held at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 830 Highland Road in Newtown, PA on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 1:30 PM.

The family would like to thank the staff and doctors of Mercy Hospice for all of their care and support.

May he rest in peace.

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