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FRANK SCHREYER

Frank died peacefully on May 19, 2022 with his devoted wife of 67 years, Marion, at his side. Born February 13, 1929 (Geistown, PA), the family moved to Warwood, WV, in what is now the historic Dowler- Schreyer home. His father, William B. Schreyer, managed the Wheeling Roller Rink in the heyday of roller skating and Frank and his siblings were expert skaters.

Frank served in the Air Force (1948-1952), testing the first moving target indication radar equipment and achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He received the Army of Occupation Medal with the Berlin Airlift Device, Good Conduct Medal, and Humane Action Medal. Hired by Philco (Philco-Ford, Ford Aerospace, Loral Corp., Lockheed-Martin) in 1952, his career spanned 42 years with the company, working as a technical advisor to the 64th Air Division and the North American Air Defense Radar Extension Program, supervising air defense engineering contracts, managing critical aerospace and defense programs (eg, long range radar, electro-optical weapons control systems, Sidewinder Air Intercept Missiles) and he retired in 1994. He is recognized on the Wall of Honor at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (Chantilly, VA). Frank was a parishioner of St. Raphael Church, Rockville, MD for 50 years. His hobbies included model railroading, playing the Hammond organ, Air Force memorabilia, and golf.

Beloved husband of Marion (nee Oke, St. John’s, NL); devoted father of Catherine, Mark, Paul, Carl and Earl; father-in-law of Monika, Sheila, and Marc Klein; loving brother of William, Augusta Smith, Joanne Olejasz, Clara White, Mary Bonenberger and the late Pauline Dusch and John and James Schreyer. Also survived by grandchildren Vali and Jesse Klein, Sage, William and Jackson Schreyer, granddaughter-in-law Barbara, great granddaughter Lauren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

A service will be celebrated June 5, 2022 at 1 p.m., Guild Memorial Chapel, 211 Russell Ave, AMV, Gaithersburg, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wheeling Corpus Christi Parish (https://corpuschristi wheeling.org/donate/), The National Organization for Rare Disorders (https://rarediseases.org/ donate/) and the AMV Benevolent Fund (https: //www.asbury.org/foundation/donate/asbury- methodist-village/).

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at https://www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com