Robert Franz

Robert Franz

1963 - 2015

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Robert Andrew Franz Rob Franz, 51, passed away surrounded by family on January 28, 2015. Rob's quick wit, self-effacing demeanor, love of learning, and gentle soul were adored by everyone he knew. Rob was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 1, 1963 to Mary (Schmitt) Kappeler of Oyster Bay, New York, and Robert J. Franz (Doris Basel Franz) of Garden City, New York. After attending Garden City High School, Rob received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University, a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Kansas. He then went on to work in private practice as a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor of Academic Development and Counseling at Lock Haven University. The Lock Haven community will remember Rob and deeply miss him and his dedication to the campus community. Rob found joy in and adored his family: wife and love of his life Mary A. Daniloff and children Nicholas A. Vescio-Franz, Stefania M. Vescio-Franz, and Margaret E. Cooper. He will be missed by his siblings: David P. Franz (Katherine Stratemeyer Franz), William Basel, Elizabeth Annese, Peter Basel (Melissa Basel), Suzanne Olcott (Terence Olcot), and Catherine Ryan (Christopher Ryan). He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Rob's dry sense of humor, kindness, and empathetic nature will live on in those he loved. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College PA. A service to celebrate Rob's life will occur ¬¬¬¬at 1:00 on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Quaker Meeting House, 611 East Prospect Avenue, State College, PA. Memorial services in Lock Haven, PA and Garden City, NY will take place in the near future. In lieu of flowers, contributions will be warmly accepted to the Robert A. Franz Memorial Fund to support a scholarship at the University of Kansas. Please send contributions to 226 Amblewood Way, State College, 16803. "Life is one big road with lots of signs, so when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate and mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!" (Bob Marley)
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