Frank Why

October 30, 1930 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 90)

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Frank Why, 90 of Beaver Falls died Tuesday December 15, 2020 in Heritage Valley Beaver.

Born October 30, 1930 in Beaver Falls he was the son of the late George & Mary Wong Why.   Frank learned his strong work ethic working as a youngster in the family’s laundry business in downtown Beaver Falls.  The entire family worked in the business in order to make it a success.  When he turned of age, he enlisted and served in the US Army during the Korean War and served as a Military Police Officer stationed in Germany.  Returning home, Frank used his military police experience to land a job with the Beaver Falls Police Department where he proudly served until 1975.  Retiring from the BF Police, Frank became a security guard with B&W where he spent the next 28 years.  Soon after his second retirement, Frank joined a great group of guys as a Security Guard at Geneva College.  He finally retired from Geneva at the ripe young age of 88!

Frank was a member of the First Presbyterian Church Beaver Falls, the American Legion Beaver Falls, and Ellwood-Parian Lodge F & AM No. 599.  He was an avid stamp, coin, can, and penny collector and devoted family man whose granddaughter’s music recitals and grandsons’ baseball games were the highlights of his life.  Although he never claimed to know much about music, he wouldn’t hesitate to tell you how magically fast his granddaughters fingers are on the Cello or big banjo as he also called it.  A baseball coach from the time his son could play ball, he never, ever wanted to miss either of his grandson’s baseball games and couldn’t have been happier when his oldest grandson signed with the Fairmont State University’s baseball team.

He is survived by the love of his life of 53 years Georgia A. (Hall) Why, a son Frank, II & Lorrie Why, Bridgeport, WV; a daughter Mary & Joseph Ferrigno, Beaver Falls.  Three grandchildren, Frank Why, III; Stephanie Ferrigno; and Scott Why.  A sister Margaret Wong, MA; a brother Ray & Pat Why, Chippewa Twp.; and a sister Shirley & Sam Moy, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters Billy Why, Rose Why, Donald Why, and Jessie Why.; and a beloved niece Jennifer McCracken.

Due to current restrictions private services were held for the family.

Interment took place in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made if desired to the Beaver Falls Police Association, 715 15th Street, Beaver Falls, PA.  The donations help fund the K-9 units and vet bills.

Arrangements by Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home,, 3801-4th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

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