Armin C. Frank, Jr. died Saturday, February 16th, 2013. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Armin attended Yale University and Harvard Business School. He served as an officer in the Navy in World War II and the Korean War rising to the rank of Lt. Commander. Over a long and successful business career, Armin was an executive with General Electric Corporation, Heil Corporation, founder and CEO of Anchor Darling Industries, a leading manufacturing company in the Nuclear Power industry, and Chairman of Metal Edge International, a manufacturing company in North Wales, PA in which he remained active. His varied interests – he was an avid skier, sailor, pilot and dog-man, having participated as a Retriever Field Trial judge and owner/handler of a National Field Trial Champion black Labrador. Most recently, he served on the Board of Directors of The Hill at Whitemarsh, where he was a founding member. Armin was most proud of his accomplishments while serving on the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was honored to be a Trustee Emeritus. In a marriage lasting almost 70 years, he is survived by his beloved Susie, 3 children, 8 grandchildren and one great – grandchild. Throughout Armin’s long life he remained a man of honor, for whom freedom came with responsibility, who so loved his family, and gave generously of his intellect, compassion and resources to friends, employees, and those within his communities in Philadelphia, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Florida. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3 PM at St. Thomas’ Church, Ft. Washington, PA.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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