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Franklin L. Bedwell

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On February 8, 2022 @ 1:49 pm In Obituaries | 18 Comments

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Franklin L. Bedwell, 81, of Lancaster passed away Friday, February 4, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Felix and Anna (Thomas) Bedwell. He was the husband of Judy (Shaub) Bedwell with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage.

Frank graduated from Kennard-Dale High School and Bowman Technical School. He proudly served in the US Navy. He worked in construction as a carpenter for most of his career. Known as “Pap” by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he was loved dearly. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. On any given day you could find him in a Lancaster County Diner.

In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his son, Scott (Lois), Lititz, and daughter, Michele (Everette) Mullins, Delta, grandchildren; Stephanie (Christopher) LaRaja, Steven (Christina) Kline, Dr. Sarah (Michael) Knapp, Brandon (Inga) MacDonald, and Brittany (Cale) McConnaughy, great-grandchildren; Carter, Cora, Cooper, Ava, Landon, Keegan, Clay, and Colt. He is also survived by sisters; Sandra Bedwell, Mildred (Paul) Wilson, Sheryl Farrington (fiancé of Peter Morss), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters; Phyllis Bedwell, Velma Arbuckle and Carol Bedwell.

Interment will be private at Riverview Burial Park in Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.

Condolences for the family of “Franklin L. Bedwell”

Condolence from Dave Tappany on February 9th, 2022 6:41 am

Hello Scott,
It’s been a long time
Sorry to hear of your loss
While I don’t think I’ve ever met your dad personally, it looks like he had a great life with a large family. He was truly blessed.
I hope you and your family are well
Dave Tappany (Shaub) side of the family

Condolence from Scott Bedwell on February 9th, 2022 7:47 am

Thanks for your kind words. I hope all is well for you and your family also.


Condolence from Kathy Poff Tomlinson on February 9th, 2022 9:44 am

Another childhood friend gone. Frankie was just part of everyday in Delta , little did we know how important those friends were when we were growing up.
My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Condolence from Scott Bedwell on February 9th, 2022 2:58 pm

Thank you so much

The Bedwell family

Condolence from Chris Hess on February 9th, 2022 2:08 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Judy I remember when you, Frank and Scott came to visit us in Titusville – I think you were our only visitors from Lancaster… we appreciated it so much. Frank was a pip and was always good for many laughs. I pray the fun memories of Frank will sustain you during this sad time.

Condolence from Judy Bedwell on February 10th, 2022 8:34 am

Thanks so much Chris! You were always one of Frank’s favorites!


Condolence from Diana Constein Wieler on February 9th, 2022 3:49 pm

So sorry for your lose. I guess now my dad Henry and Frank can have breakfast together. I remember coming to your home Sunday mornings with my Dad to have breakfast. Always a great time. Frank will be missed.

Condolence from Judy Bedwell on February 10th, 2022 8:37 am

Thanks for your kind words Diana. They were nice times and both will be fondly missed!


Condolence from Edwina (Tykie) Wise McNerney on February 10th, 2022 4:42 pm

Frankie was a one-of-a-kind person with a personality that lit up a room. He’ s been one of my favorite people in the world since I was a young girl and the best ex-brother-in-law anyone could wish for. From riding in his Ford Fairlane with the retractable hardtop….that got stuck in the halfway up position, to sitting around the kitchen table while he regaled us with his Navy adventures, Frankie was larger than life and will be missed by so many.

Condolence from Scott Bedwell on February 11th, 2022 10:05 am

Thank you so much for your kind words!

The Bedwell family

Condolence from Brenda Norris on February 11th, 2022 8:16 am


I am so sorry for your loss. May your many cherished memories of Frank and the love of your family sustain you through this time of sorrow.


Condolence from Scott Bedwell on February 13th, 2022 12:58 pm

Thank you so much Brenda


Condolence from Sharon Ickes on February 11th, 2022 1:00 pm

Dear Judy,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Frank from years ago when we would run into him
at Jay’s Market. We always ate there when we shopped. God Bless You and be with you during this time of loss.

Condolence from Scott Bedwell on February 13th, 2022 12:59 pm

Thank you so much Sharon


Condolence from Chuck & Liz Kimmich on February 15th, 2022 9:29 am

Scott, Lois and Family,

Chuck and I are so sorry for your loss. Our sympathies to your entire family.

Love, Chuck and Liz

Condolence from Scott Bedwell on February 16th, 2022 7:25 am

Thank so much for your kindness!

Love Scott and Lois

Condolence from Pat & Giles Wickersham on February 15th, 2022 10:24 pm

Judy, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. We will really miss seeing him at LYNDEN Restaurant. Such a wonderful husband you had. It made us so sad when we saw it in the paper. It’s not the same but you will have a lot of wonderful memories of Frank and all the years of LOVE you two shared and with your family. Our THOUGHTS and PRAYERS are with you. Giles & Pat (Horn) Wickersham

Condolence from Scott Bedwell on February 16th, 2022 7:28 am

Thank you for you kind and encouraging words. He just loved the diner and the people there.


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