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Frank Kuserk

Frank J. Kuserk

Tuesday, March 9th, 1926 - Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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Frank was born in Philadelphia on March 9, 1926; he was a son of the late Blaise and Jenny (McGarrigle) Kuserk. On July 1, 1950 Frank married Jane Homka and later moved to West Deptford, NJ in 1955.
Frank joined the Navy in 1943 at the age of 17 and served aboard the submarine USS Gato in the Pacific making three successful patrols during WWII and remained in the naval reserve for 22 years retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Senior Grade. Frank graduated from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University) in 1951 with a degree in Engineering and worked for Texaco for 32 years before retiring in 1984.
After the passing of his wife, Jane, Frank married Trudy Clancy in 1998. He moved to Garden Spot Village, New Holland, where he formed and played with the Garden Spot House Band and for many years prepared tax returns for the residents of Garden Spot and the surrounding community.
Frank was active in Boy Scouts, Little League, Band Parents Association, and a number of additional bands including the Bonsal Blues, The Sentimental Gentlemen, and The New Holland Band.
Frank was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (New Holland, PA) where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was formerly a member of St. Margaret Church (Woodbury Heights, NJ) where he served as a Lector. Frank was also a life member of the Submarine Veterans of WWII, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Military Officers Association of America.
Surviving in addition to his wife Trudy, are two sons, Gregory, married to Linda (Jacobs) Kuserk of Derwood, MD, and Robert, married to Mary Anne (Gardiner) Kuserk of Mt. Laurel, NJ; a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Kuserk of Bethlehem, PA; two step sons, Michael Clancy of Dresher, PA, and John Clancy of Lancaster, PA; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Sally Maronski of Deptford, NJ.
Preceding him in death is his first wife Jane (Homka), a son, Frank Kuserk, daughter, Janice Kuserk; and brother, David Kuserk.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 2:00 PM at Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557. Interment will be in the Eglington Memorial Gardens in Clarksboro, NJ on Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, address above. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Garden Spot Village Chapel
    Address
    433 S. Kinzer Ave.
    NEW HOLLAND, PA 17557
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    Officiant
    Chester Yoder
  • Interment

    Location
    Eglington Memorial Gardens
    Address
    320 Kings Hwy.
    CLARKSBORO, NJ 08020
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    Service with military honors will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Affiliations

  • American
  • US Navy

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund.

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Raymond Fritz

Posted at 06:57pm
To Trudy and family and friends of LT Frank J. Kuserk,

On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans - USSVI, please accept our sincere condolences at Frank’s passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find kindness to warm you, sympathy to comfort you, and cherished memories to bring peace to your heart.

We are forever grateful for Frank's service to our country in the United States Submarine service during and after WWII. He was a proud member of the Submarine Veterans of WWII (SVWWII). Frank served on the USS Cavalla (SS-244) and on the USS Gato (SS-212) for War Patrols 11-12-13. To our Brother of the Phin we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch.”

“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16.

Kuserk, Frank J., LT, US Navy, now on Eternal Patrol -- Fair Winds and Following Seas to our departed shipmate. Frank’s record is posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.

Rev. Ray Fritz, EM1(SS) - Acting National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI and assistant Carolina Piedmont Base, USSVI (803-619-1121), Raysabode@bellsouth.net
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Love Kim, Joe, Jennifer, Jessica & Brian

Posted at 01:48pm
Remember that we love and care about you. Uncle Frank will be forever in our hearts.
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Cynthia Dellinger

Posted at 10:06pm
It was my privilege to have met Frank just after he and Trudy married. What a handsome, kind, loving gentleman Frank always was. He would often tell me about things going on with his children and grands. Frank will be missed by many but his sweet spirit will remain in all of us who had the privilege of meeting him.
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