21 Gun Salute in honor of Frank Palmer Stahlnecker WWII Veteran January 11, 2015

South San Francisco, CA     January 10, 2015

A 21 Gun Salute in honor of Frank Stahlnecker, a Veteran of WWII, will take place tomorrow afternoon in front of the MSB on Arroyo

A 21 Gun Salute in honor of Frank Stahlnecker, a Veteran of WWII, will take place tomorrow afternoon in front of the MSB on Arroyo

A Celebration of Life will be held for World War II Veteran Frank Palmer Stahlnecker tomorrow Sunday January 11th in the Atrium at The Municipal Building (MSB) 33 Arroyo Drive . The celebration is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. South San Francisco Police will be closing Arroyo Drive off during this event as a 21 Gun Salute is planned in honor of our local hero. Frank served two tours during WWII; one with the Marines and one with the Air Force.

Originally from Shamokin, PA, his family moved to California where he made a life in South San Francisco with his loving wife La Verne of 67 years and their children Mark, Brian and Karen. Frank was a retiree from Stecher-Traung-Schmidt Lithograph Co.
Frank Palmer Stahlnecker passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 13, 2014. He was born July 25, 1927. His spirit is carried on by his wife, La Verne, his children and his 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandsons
Till the end, Frank could be seen cheering for the 49ers, singing to Sinatra, sipping a Manhattan, smoking a cigar, recounting his stories and above all else, beloved by his family & friends.
“I’ve lived a life that’s full. I’ve traveled each and ev’ry highway. But more, much more than this. I did it my way” – Frank Sinatra My Way –

To leave messages of condolences please CLICK HERE on Duggans Serra Mortuary website.

Donations in Frank’s name can be made to the Catholic Worker Hospitality House – 672 2nd Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066

3 comments for “21 Gun Salute in honor of Frank Palmer Stahlnecker WWII Veteran January 11, 2015

  1. Mark Stahlnecker
    January 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    WHAT A GREAT TRIBUTE FOR MY DAD I AM SO PROUD TO BE APART OF THIS EVENT,AND TO HAVE THE MARINES INVOLVED,I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE TOMORROW.

    • Editor
      January 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Our condolences to you, Mark, and to your family. Blessings on you all.
      -Ed

    • Linda Spediacci Albertoni Engman
      January 12, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Laverne, Mark, Brian, and Karen … I’m sorry I couldn’t be at Frank’s services yesterday. What a wonderful tribute. I have such great memories of growing up on Serra Drive, just 2 doors down from your family. My thanks to Frank for his service to our country. So glad he received the send-off he so richly deserved. I have fond memories of Frank and Laverne dancing at my wedding in 1987. My condolences to all of you. Hugs, Linda Spediacci

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