Stanley Edward “Bud” Frankenthaler, Jr, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Southeast Georgia Healthcare System in Brunswick. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Boyd Frankenthaler, his parents, Stanley Edward and Jeannette Tuchler Frankenthaler, and a niece, Caitlin Georgia Schmidt (Eligio).
Bud was born May 10, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY. He attended South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY, and Hofstra College in Hempstead, NY, where, in 1955, he earned a BA in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Bud enlisted in the US Army where he served both in the US and Germany and was Captain of the 58th Mechanized Division. After leaving the military, Bud worked for AT&T and then McGraw-Hill Publishers. He left McGraw-Hill after buying a Safari Campground in Savannah, Georgia. Starting a new venture, Bud became owner of Dr. Bully’s Restaurant in Hinesville. After his retirement from the restaurant, Bud started Security Designs Systems, working until just days before he passed away.
Bud was active in many community and charitable organizations, including the local and state Republican Party, Chamber of Commerce, Jesup Presbyterian Church, the Humane Society, just to name a few. He was also an Eagle Scout and a lifetime member of Mensa International.
Bud was an avid triathlon competitor, winning trophies in several local competitions and metals in state and national Senior Games. In 1996, Bud was selected to be a torch bearer for the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Bud enjoyed family reunions and made sure not to miss any. He was loved and will be missed.
Bud is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Rozier Frankenthaler; his children, Debbie Lee Gaskin and Stanley Edward Frankenthaler, III (Laura); his granddaughters, Jaynie and Kate Gaskin, Danielle and Brianne Husisian, Chloe Ferguson; great-grandson, Tyler; siblings, James Robert Frankenthaler (Ethel) and his much younger sister, Jan Margaret Schmidt (John); nieces and nephews, Louis (Anat), Michael (Marci), Douglas (Michelle), Evan (Amy), and Gillian (Steve); and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
On Friday, June 22nd, at 2pm, a Memorial Service will be held at the Jesup Presbyterian Church, 297 South Brunswick St., Jesup, GA.
On Saturday, June 23rd, at 2pm, a Memorial Service will be held at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel, 308 West Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville, GA.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Jesup Presbyterian Church, 297 South Brunswick St., Jesup, GA 31546.
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