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Franklin Gheen
  • February 11, 1934
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  • January 29, 2021

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FRANK GHEEN, Daytona Beach, Florida
Passed away Friday, January 29, 2021. Frank was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, on February 11, 1934; the son of George Gheen and Maude Hartley (Gheen/Seale). Vienna, VA was his childhood home. He served his country for four years in the Navy during the Korean War, achieving the rank of Radarman 3 and receiving two service medals. He lived in Maryland many years and then retired to his beloved Florida. He worked for the Potomac Electric Power Co. for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his sisters Margaret Merryman and Betty Gheen, as well as his step-mother, Nancy Gheen. Surviving are his brother, Alvin Gheen; his sister, Dorothy Payne; son Michael Gheen (Pamela); daughter Kimberly Gheen (David Kinsey); daughter, Tracey Royal (Duane); granddaughter, Jennifer Furtak (Derek); grandson, Christopher Gheen (Tamiko); grandson, Steven Royal; great granddaughter, Taylor Furtak; great-grandsons, Gavin and Gunner Gheen; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service with a virtual attendance option will be held at 2:00 P.M. on May 10, 2021 at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home in Port Orange, FL.  Masks are required at the funeral service.

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A graveside military service will be held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on May 11, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

 


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  1. Ron Merryman says:
    11 May 2021
    To my Uncle Frank Gheen,

    Of the moments I have spent with my uncle are few. Of the moments I do recall is when he and my mother (his sister) would sit and talk about Vienna Virginia. They, Margaret, Dorthy, Frank, Betty and Alvin, reminded of kids when ever they made the trip. It warmed my heart
    to watch them remembering they're childhood in a small town they knew so well. One would begin to feel they on a tour of a museum, at least I did. I remember all the partys and family picnics reunions that always seem to coincide with my granddaddies birthday. I was very thankful for driving my mom and my self to Holy Cross hospital after I decided to try and cut my fingers off with a table saw, thank god he had not left yet. I can recall voices of family members who have passed on. Your fathers voice is as clear as my own. Our thoughts are with you three.

  2. Garret & Kathy Garry says:
    09 May 2021
    So sad to realize that the Maryland Club will start meeting again this month & Frank will not be there. Frank was one of my mentors & friends at our club. Always anxious to give a helping hand. He will be missed but so glad he is now in a better place. Rest In Peace Frank!

  3. Beverly posted an image:
    13 Feb 2021
    2010 at after gathering for uncle Bill's Memorial.   Possibly last pic of all sibs together.
    2010 at after gathering for uncle Bill's Memorial. Possibly last pic of all sibs together.

  4. Chris posted an image:
    05 Feb 2021
    Frank with his Grandson Chris at his Wedding (May 28, 2011).
    Frank with his Grandson Chris at his Wedding (May 28, 2011).

  5. Michael Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Florida Trip 2010<br />
Frank, Jennifer ( Jenny) and Taylor
    Florida Trip 2010
    Frank, Jennifer ( Jenny) and Taylor

  6. Michael Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Florida Trip 2010<br />
Frank, Jennifer and Taylor
    Florida Trip 2010
    Frank, Jennifer and Taylor

  7. Michael Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Trip to Florida 2010<br />
Father, Son, Grandaughter and Great Grandaughter<br />
Frank, Mike, Jenny (the only person who could call her Jenny was her Grandaddy) and Taylor
    Trip to Florida 2010
    Father, Son, Grandaughter and Great Grandaughter
    Frank, Mike, Jenny (the only person who could call her Jenny was her Grandaddy) and Taylor

  8. Michael Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Trip to Destin, Florida 2014<br />
Father, Son, Grandson, Great Grand Son<br />
Frank, Mike, Chris and Gavin
    Trip to Destin, Florida 2014
    Father, Son, Grandson, Great Grand Son
    Frank, Mike, Chris and Gavin

  9. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Robin brought Aunt Margaret and Aunt Dorothy down to Daytona.
    Robin brought Aunt Margaret and Aunt Dorothy down to Daytona.

  10. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Stephen graduation 2014
    Stephen graduation 2014

  11. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Navy Photo approx. 1953
    Navy Photo approx. 1953

  12. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    George and Colleen 2016
    George and Colleen 2016

  13. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    December 2018 trip
    December 2018 trip

  14. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Dad in front of his house 2016
    Dad in front of his house 2016

  15. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    2011 wedding photo Dad and Kim
    2011 wedding photo Dad and Kim

  16. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Dad and Mike 2016 visit
    Dad and Mike 2016 visit

  17. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Feb 2020 lunch with Josh and friends
    Feb 2020 lunch with Josh and friends

  18. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Feb 2020 visit to Daytona
    Feb 2020 visit to Daytona

  19. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Birthday celebration 2020
    Birthday celebration 2020

  20. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Dad and Dave 2018
    Dad and Dave 2018

  21. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    2018 trip to Daytona
    2018 trip to Daytona

  22. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Josh and Dad in 2018.  Thank goodness for Josh!  He and Dad went to breakfast a couple of times a week.  Josh took him to speech therapy for a couple of months, doctors visits, trips around town and much more.
    Josh and Dad in 2018. Thank goodness for Josh! He and Dad went to breakfast a couple of times a week. Josh took him to speech therapy for a couple of months, doctors visits, trips around town and much more.

  23. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    Robin brought Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Margaret to Daytona.
    Robin brought Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Margaret to Daytona.

  24. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    2017 boat trip
    2017 boat trip

  25. Kim Gheen posted an image:
    03 Feb 2021
    2017 visit to Daytona
    2017 visit to Daytona

  26. Charle says:
    02 Feb 2021
    Can’t ever Uncle Frank yelling across Lake Erie for all of us boys.... of course it was Mikes fault so we didn’t answer... Big Mistake!

  27. David Kinsey posted an image:
    02 Feb 2021
    Frank at his daughter's wedding 2011.
    Frank at his daughter's wedding 2011.

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