Winston H. Frankson
Winston H. Frankson, 95, of 3026 Garfield Road, formerly of 3167 Burton Road, died Tuesday June 1, 2021, in his home.
A Jamestown native, he was born March 2, 1926, a son of the late Carl and Neva Zeigler Frankson.
He was a 1944 graduate of Jamestown High School.
A WWII veteran of the US Army Air Corps, he served overseas in the Pacific Theatre.
He owned and operated Peterson Corn Crib Candies from 1977 until his retirement in 1990 when his son took over the business.
He was a communicant of Holy Apostle’s Parish, Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church where he served as an usher and a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. His other memberships include United Commercial Travelers, 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and its Color Corps, VFW Post 53, American Legion Post 777 and a charter and life member of AMVETS Post 1996 where he served on the executive committee, house committee, as finance officer, honor guard member and Stage Door Canteen Troupe. In addition, he was a member of Busti-Lakewood Golden Agers, Busti Historical Society and prior to entering the service, was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
He was active with the Boy Scouts for many years serving as assistant scout master, scout master and later instructing adults on outdoor cooking. He enjoyed the outdoors spending time hunting deer and fishing for trout.
Surviving are his companion of 16 years Romaine Gustafson; son Gary (Joy) Frankson of Verona, VA; daughter Mary Ann (Jerry) Johnson of West Ellicott; daughter in law Chris Frankson of Jamestown; three grand-daughters Andrea Blew of Falconer, Sarah (John) Gauger of Lynchburg, VA and Jennifer (Dave) Bretch of Painted Post, NY; nine great grandchildren Steven and Deven Lamb, John Paul, Jack and Wills Gauger and Nathan, Daniel, Michael and Cara Bretch and a sister Kathy (Duane) Westerberg of Frostproof, FL.
Besides his parents he was receded in death by his first wife Margaret Reinfried Frankson in 1981; his second wife Marilyn Hillerby Frankson in 2006; a son Stephen Frankson a brother Wallace Frankson and a sister Donna Town.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Holy Apostle’s Parish, Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Holy Apostle’s Parish, 508 Cherry St. Jamestown, NY 14701; St. Vincent DePaul Society of Holy Apostle’s Parish; Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
You may leave words of condolence at www.lindfuneralhome.com.