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Franklin Lee Mench

Sep 21, 2017
Franklin Lee Mench


Printed 09/22/2017



Franklin Lee Mench, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at Lofland Park Center in Seaford.

Born in Chestertown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Horace Wilbur Mench and Eleanor Wilson Mench Newton.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Edna McGinnis Mench. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Lee Mench. He is also survived by two grandchildren, whom he helped raise, Melanie L. Walls (Louis, Jr.) and Mark Alan Hill, II (Jessica), and six great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kylie, Jeremy, Justin, Aubree and Hannah.

Mr. Mench served in the United States Army, and later began his civilian career at Aberdeen Proving Grounds as a heavy equipment supervisor. He and his wife built and operated Scott’s Point Marina in Chestertown, Maryland. They met and greeted many people over the years whom they came to love.

Family, friends, and even strangers, were always welcome at Scott’s Point Marina. Tea Party was the biggest event of the year, where many family and friends gathered to party, play music and break bread.

Frank’s hobbies included boating, hunting, crabbing, fishing, collecting of decoys, steins and coins. He loved the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens. Frank especially loved his family. Family was always first his eyes. Frank loved his family and considered many of his friends as family. All who knew Frank were truly touched by him.

Frank was a very kind, patient and gentle soul. If you had the honor of knowing Frank, you knew a great man. “Mr. Frank, Pop-Pop, Dad, Big Daddy, Uncle Frank, Mr. Mench,” no matter what you called him, he holds a special place in many hearts.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Olin Shockley officiated.

A donation in his memory may be made to: American Diabetes Association. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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