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Old 10-18-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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Frank A. "BigBlock" Freihofer

Irv2.com member Lug_Nut posted last night (Oct 17) the sad news of the passing of another special iRV2.com member, Big Block.

We at iRV2.com send our sincerest condolenses to the Friehofer family of Lake George, New York during this time.

The family would welcome your posts on this thread to comfort them in the loss of their beloved family member.

Friend and fellow iRV2 member "Flying Diver" posted the following obituary:

Frank A. Freihofer

LAKE GEORGE -- Frank A. Freihofer, 55, of Lake George, N.Y., formerly of Menands, N.Y., died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, following a brief illness.

Born in Schenectady, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frank A., and Nancy Gulick Freihofer Jr. He was raised and educated at school, both in the United States and Germany, graduating from Niskayuna High School, and then from SUNY Cobleskill, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts.

Following his education, Frank went to work in the family business, The Freihofer Baking Company. In 1987, the business was sold to General Foods. At that time, he opened Altair Audio on Central Avenue in Albany, which he operated until his retirement in 1998.

He was married to Elizabeth "Liz" Freihofer in 1986, and they made their home in Menands. Several years following his retirement, they moved to their current home in Lake George. Frank and Liz wintered at the camp at Big Moose where they were active in snowmobiling, and also at their lot at the Motorhome Resort in Labelle, Fla.

Frank and Liz were members of the Loudonville Community Church and have attended Ridge Road Wesleyan Church in Glens Falls, since moving to Lake George. He oversaw the soundboard operations in both churches, assisting the worship teams and pastoral staff. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Pinnacle in the Helderberg Mountains of Albany County since 1991, and Houghton Academy in Houghton, N.Y., since 1992. He was a member of the Saratoga Automobile Club, and he and Liz were members of the Lake George Club.

Frank is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Liz" Freihofer; a stepson, Shayne Renza and his wife, Chela, and their son, Nicholas, all of Rye, N.Y.; four sisters and spouses, Sally and Bob Stewart of Wolfeboro, N.H.; Sue Freihofer of Boston, Mass.; Raingard and Kevin Thornton of Portland, Ore.; and Sigrid and Philippe Seramaud of Washington, D.C.; a brother and his wife, Henning and Kirsten Freihofer of Hamburg, Germany. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Loudonville Community Church, 374 Loudon Road (Corner of Route 9 and Crumitie Road), Loudonville, New York, 12052, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dean Brown, Pastor of Ridge Road Wesleyan Church, and the Rev. Stanley Key, pastor of the Loudonville Community Church, officiating.

The interment will be private at the convenience of the family. The family desires that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in memory of Frank A. Freihofer III, to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202

Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris, Stebbins, Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY


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Frank and Liz's RV site is just several up from ours at RiverBend, LaBelle, Florida. I would see him throughout the day and we would have lunch together at the river clubhouse on many occasions. He will be dearly missed by all of us at RiverBend and many others that met him in other areas of the country.
My deep felt condolences to Liz, family and close friends.

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Old 10-19-2009, 05:27 AM   #3
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Very Very sad!!!

Frank was a Great Guy We shared a few Snowmobile "Stories"
He was really happy and excited about the new landscaping around their lot at Riverbend and of course his new Yellow Golf Cart.

Deepest codolences to Liz and Family.

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You.

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Hi! We wish to extend our condolences to Frank's Family. Among many things, we really enjoyed his posts on the forum. He always enjoyed working over the 3 Amigos & The Doc. He always called himself a Amigo wannabe for fun, but deep in our hearts he was always an Amigo to us. We will keep Liz and the Family in our prayers. Jill & Paul
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