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Frank E. Withey

June 15, 1948


Frank E. Withey, 71, of Lykens passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 10th at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born in Auburn, NY, June 15, 1948, a son of the late John and Helen Anderson Withey.

Frank and his wife Shelva resided in Alaska for many years before moving back to the valley.

Frank retired from the Alaskan Railroad after 32 years of service.

He was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Tower City and the Historical Society of Marcellus New York.

He enjoyed researching genealogy, reading, gardening and along with his wife, was an avid Williams Valley High School sports fan. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially being on his deck.  Frank and Shelva could often be seen taking their many rides throughout the valley.

Twenty four hours after his death, on Thursday evening his wife, Shelva Deibler Withey joined him in heaven. Truly a love story for the ages, Together Forever.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother John R. Withey.  

Frank is survived by a niece, Julie Garoutte; two nephews, Daniel Withey and his family; David Withey and his family.  He is also survived by many dear friends that he and Shelva thought of as family.

Funeral services for both Frank and Shelva will be held on Thursday, July 18th at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc. Tower City.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.  Viewing will be from 10-11 am at the chapel.  Memorial donations in his memory can be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ,  448 E.  Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980.  To sign the guestbook visit

Donations may be made to:

Trinity United Church of Christ
448 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City PA 17980

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