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A memorial Mass for retired engineer Charles E. Frankenberger, a Buffalo native and World War II veteran will be offered 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25 in St. Louis Catholic Church, 780 Main St. He was buried in Mobile, Ala.

He died May 10, 1999, at his home in Mobile.

Frankenberger, 76, was a member of St. Gerard's Catholic Church while growing up in Buffalo.

He was an Eagle Scout and was in the first graduating class of Kensington High School. He graduated from the School of Engineering at the University of Buffalo.

During World War II, he served as a weapons instructor with the Office of Strategic Services and parachuted into France in 1944 three days before D-Day.

After the war, he worked for Bell Aircraft in the development of the first supersonic aircraft and then worked for many years as an engineer at Union Carbide's Town of Tonawanda plant.

He retired from Union Carbide's Cryogenics Facility in Theodore, Ala., in 1984.

His first wife, Lorraine Hark Frankenberger, died in 1983.

Surviving are his wife, Dolores Duffy Frankenberger; two daughters, Amy T. Hughes of Parkland, Fla., and Laurie A. Nell of Atlanta; a son, Charles of Carmel, Ind.; two sisters, Mary Ann Frescholt of Cheektowaga and Frances T. Frankenberger; and six grandchildren.


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