Francis R. McDannell
07/12/1948 - 06/07/2020

Francis R. McDannell, 71, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Suzanne M. “Sue” (Storm) McDannell with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.  Born July 12, 1948 in Hanover, he was the son of the late Robert D. and Catherine J. (Noel) McDannell.  Frank retired from R. H. Sheppard Co., Hanover with 50 years of service. He was a member of Sacred Heart Basilica where he served as an usher for over 40 years, McSherrystown Fish and Game Assoc., McSherrystown Home Assoc. and Bonneauville CWV. Frank attained the rank of SP4 in the US Army and received the Purple Heart for services rendered in Vietnam. He was a 1966 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, loved his John Deere tractors, a nice cold beer and spending time with his friends and family, especially his granddaughters. Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Cathy A. Karper and companion Daniel Grim of York Springs, Francis R. McDannell Jr. and companion Tonya Murren of Hanover, and David M. McDannell and companion Janelle Stauffer of Hanover; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Kassidy McDannell.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Sacred Heart Basilica in their school hall, Edgegrove, with Rev. Joseph R. Howard as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with prayers at 8:00 p.m.  Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Noel, Joe Groft, Dan Grim, Bill Little, John Drescher and Tom Storm.  Contributions in memory of Frank may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

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Posted at:06/08/2020 6:06 pm
Bruce & Bev
Sue,Cathy,Frankie and Dave, Frank May be gone but he will never be forgotten,his memory will live in our hearts until we meet him again. We had so many great times together and we will cherish those memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you~CF

Posted at:06/08/2020 10:10 pm
Barry Prowell
I served with Frank in Vietnam. We were both PA boys. He was a good soldier and man. My sincere condolences to the family. Well done 21 Sierra Lima With respect Slow Salute Barry

Posted at:06/08/2020 10:10 pm
Jenny Long
Our sincere sympathy is with all of you. We will always remember him going on our road on his John Deer with a beer in his hand. Take Care and Prayers and thoughts are with all of you in this saddening time.

Posted at:06/09/2020 8:08 am
Bob Klunk
Childhood friend you will be missed. Classmate all thru school. Fly high my friend.

Posted at:06/09/2020 11:11 am
Betsy and Allan Hall
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I hope all your cherished memories can help ease the pain you are feeling. May he rest in peace.

Posted at:06/09/2020 3:03 pm
Janice Drew
Dear Sue and family - I am heart broken beyond words at the loss of your husband, Frank. May the good Lord wrap his loving arms around you and your family during this very difficult time and may you find inner peace. Deepest Sympathy and love, Janice Drew

Posted at:06/10/2020 4:04 pm
Robert Gouker
Sorry to hear about Frank. Sue, hope you and your family are doing ok.

Posted at:06/10/2020 4:04 pm
Don Ramsey
So sorry for the loss of Frank. I served with Frank in the same company in Vietnam many years ago. The years have departed us and time surly passed on. Old warriors never die just fade away. R.I.P. now Frank. Condolences to family and friends. Peace and God bless.

Posted at:06/11/2020 12:12 pm
Pat Miller
Frank was a great work colleague at RHS. My prayers for the family. He left a great legacy, how many people can reach 50 years of employment and 50 years of marriage. RIP.

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