Frank J. Furlong

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  • Name: Frank J. Furlong
  • Location of Birth: Taconite, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 3, 1920
  • Date of Death: August 15, 1994 (74 years old)
  • Parents: Steve Furlong and Mary (Javor) Furlong
  • High School and Class: 1940 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: LT (Lieutenant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
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  • Military Highlights:
    Frank served as a flight instructor during World War II. He also served during the Korean Conflict and was a procurement officer during the early days of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Frank attended the Birchwood Country School which ended at the eighth grade. He graduated from high school in 1940.

    Frank was in the Civilian Conservation Corps Camps 707 and 1724.

    Frank entered the general contracting business with his own firm and during the next 32 years built custom homes and commercial buildings. He was an avid flyer and was an instrumental member of the Wright B. Flyer Replica Project and built the hanger which houses the replica. He had been working toward the state acceptance of a license plate celebrating Ohio as the birthplace of aviation. Frank was part of the formation of the West Carrollton Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Carrollton's Redevelopment and Community Investment Committee and Economic Development and a long term board member of the Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was a supporter and contributor to the CCC Chapter for the northern Minnesota area and was active in his parish church in Dayton, Ohio.

    Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Mary Furlong, and a sister, Jenny.

    He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Aileen; one son, Mark; one daughter, Brenda Rixey; three brothers, Dr. John Furlong, William Furlong, and James Furlong; eight sisters, Rosemary Johnson, Violet Egolf, Margaret Berschauer, Veronica Johnson, Shirley Troye, Lucille Detloff, Janet Elich, and Mary Lou Cox; and one grandson.

    Frank is buried in Calvary Cemetery at Dayton, Ohio. (Plot 45_x_108_3) No photo of grave marker is available at this time.

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