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Frank Edward Ardinger

January 22, 1936 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Frank Ardinger Obituary

Franklin Edward Ardinger, Jr. best known as PopPop, 87 of Palmyra passed away on November 16, 2023, at his residence.

 He was born January 22, 1936, in Maryland, the son of the late Franklin Edward Ardinger, Sr., and Evelyn Naomi Hilleary Canody.

Franklin is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sylvia Anne Bobbit Ardinger; two sons, Kevin Fleming Ardinger, and Franklin Keith Ardinger (Melinda); four grandchildren, Deren Ardinger, Stephanie Ardinger, Mitchell Ardinger, and Mackenzie Ardinger; and two great- grandchildren, Jackson and Tenley.

He grew up in Glen Echo, Maryland, and DC. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who was stationed in Aberdeen, Maryland before moving home to join the steel construction business for 30+ years.   

PopPop, was a man of many talents including fishing, working on cars, playing golf, anything that involved water sports, traveling, painting, baking, watching football (always the Redskins), and spending time with family and his beloved dogs.

After retirement, he moved to Lake Monticello in the early 1990s where he enjoyed spending time with family boating, swimming, and fishing. He also worked at Lake Monticello Marina in retirement and was a member of the Lions Club.

Franklin was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was a great role model to many, genuine, and never complained. He was tough as nails, a self-taught and, a self- grown man. He was known for his witty commentary and humor.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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November 25, 2023

12:00 PM
Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home
138 Heritage Drive
Palmyra, VA 22963

Memorial Visitation
November 25, 2023

11:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home
138 Heritage Drive
Palmyra, VA 22963


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