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Frank Stevan Hissong
22 avril 1944 – 17 août 2020
Frank Hissong, 76, of Harrisonburg, VA left this earthly realm on Monday, August 17, 2020. He was born April 22, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is survived by his loving wife Sherrel, whom he married on August 22, 1970. Also surviving are his daughter Ellen Carpenter and her husband William of Falls Church, VA; his son Nathan Hissong and his wife Regina of Harrisonburg, and their children Adam Hissong of Baltimore, MD and Abigail Hissong of Harrisonburg; his sister Sarabeth Kunkel of Ashburn, VA; his sister Amelia Hissong (Dan Capobianco) of Largo, FL; and his aunt Amelia Preganz of West Palm Beach, FL.
Frank was a devoted, loving, and exuberant husband, father, and grandfather. He was an active member of Asbury UMC in Harrisonburg. An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, Frank retired from public service as an employee of the Department of the Interior in 2005, and spent many years of his retirement as a substitute teacher in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County schools. Always generous, he lived out the command to love one another. His spirit will be greatly missed, but his inspiration remains with all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Asbury United Methodist Church at 1:00 pm with Dr. Rev. Stephen Hay and Pastor Bob Talbott officiating.
Donations may be made to Open Doors, P.O. Box 1804, Harrisonburg, VA 22803 or Asbury United Methodist Church, Mission and Outreach Programs, 205 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.
P. O. Box 1804, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22803
Asbury United Methodist Church
Mission & Outreach Programs 205 South Main Street , Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
samedi, 19 juin , 2021
Frank Stevan Hissong
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22 juin , 2021
Frank had such a warm, happy spirit. I loved seeing him in his hockey or Hawaiian shirts, always smiling and generous. He is truly missed by the many lives he touched.
12 juin , 2021
I absolutely knew when Frank was in my school building! Always offering me a hug, sharing experiences, and being completely supportive and loving to all; teachers, staff, and most importantly our students at Skyline Middle! Frank certainly was a ray of sunshine, and his light will continue to shine in all of us who were lucky to know him. May memories of him comfort you all as you mourn Frank’s loss. Love, hugs and prayers,
12 juin , 2021
My prayers and condolences on your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Frank at Skyline Middle for the many times he came in and helped us. He was truly one of a kind and his enthusiasm was beyond words. He will missed in our halls.
18 mai , 2021
Frank and I went to high school together, graduating in 1962 from Rochester High. We often ate lunch together and talked of politics, rocket ships, and news. Rochester, Michigan, was slowly converting from a country town of about 5,000 with a Main Street going from the grain elevator; past a couple of gas stations; the Studebaker dealership; a pair of hardware stores with bins of nails, screws, and bolts; racks of rakes and shovels; and bags of DDT insecticide to a suburban town on the far outskirts of Detroit. Paint Creek flowed thru town into the Clinton River pausing on the way in the Municipal Park where a rock pile dam backed up the creek enough to form a swimming hole. Rochester called itself "The Heart of the Hills" that were formed when two massive continental glaciers met, melted, and then eroded into the hills drained by Paint Creek and the Clinton River. That's where Frank came from, the soil and the scenes that nurtured him. It was a good start for a very good man.
4 décembre , 2020
Dear Sherrel and Family,
I was saddened to learn one of my best friends ever passed away. We spent a lot of time together as roommates and friends and Central Michigan University. For our wedding present Frank gave us two beautiful paintings from Vietnam and two gorgeous tea sets also from Vietnam, both of which we cherish to this day. Last summer Frank visited me and my wife in Alpena, Michigan which was very special to me. Frank was a true friend who helped me pass my English classes in college and brought a lot of humor and fun as we listened to his favorite band The Beach Boys! We played intramural basketball together at CMU and ended up always keeping in touch over the years. Frank was a beloved friend who will never be forgotten.
Jane McLAughlin Mack
4 septembre , 2020
I’m so very sorry, Marybeth, and family, for the loss, of your brother, Frank. I was in Campfire Girls, with sister, MaryBeth, and your Mom, was our leader. I cherish, my memories, and I’m very sorry, for the loss, of your brother Frank. Sincerely, Jane McLaughlin Mack
kathleen and sarah bell / kelley
24 août , 2020
Dear Miss Hissong
We are so sorry about your loss and hope that memories of good times shared give you comfort at this time
Kathleen Bell Kelley
Larry and Susan Young
23 août , 2020
We will always warmly remember our wonderful neighbors, the Hissongs. One of my fondest memories is seeing him walking down the sidewalk toward my house carrying an armload of vegetables from his garden. They were not a gift however, he was carrying all the premature peppers and tomatoes that my children had picked in his garden...he didn’t scold, he educated my boys on the need to allow the veggies to mature....and the loss of the fruits of his labor. Frank was a light on this earth. Our condolences to the Hissong family. Love, Susan and Larry
20 août , 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Sherrel and all Frank’s family. It was always a joy to see his smiling face on Sunday mornings at Asbury UMC. He will be missed by all who knew him.
19 août , 2020
Dear Sherrell, Ellen, Nathan,
Marty and I are deeply saddened by Frank's passing. Our memories of him are all good: he was a great neighbor, rock collector, and all around good guy. He will be deeply missed.
Evelyn & Marty DePalma