MECHANICVILLE – Frank J. Harper, 65, died on Friday, January 23, 2015, at St. Peter’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Albany and lived in the area all his life. He worked for Troy Boiler Works and was part of the boilermakers union for 47 years. Frank enjoyed supporting his son’s auto racing at Lebanon Valley Speedway. He enjoyed spending time remodeling his 1955 Chevy. Golf was also one of his hobbies, and it brought him great happiness to live next to a golf course. Frank often enjoyed quality time with his many close friends.
Frank is survived by his son, Frank Jr.; his siblings, Ed (Diane), Josephine Coffey, and Tom (Eileen); and several nieces and nephews, as well as his longtime companion, Lynne Kramer. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Josephine Harper, and his sister, Ann Harper.
Funeral services will be held at All Saints Church on Homestead Avenue in Albany on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nassau. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit HansFuneralHome.com .
Click here to view Frank’s resting place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nassau, NY 12123.
He was the nicest guy in the world and will be missed.
Dan & Janet Wescott
So sad to hear this news. Our sincere condolences to Lynne and the all the family.
Boilermakers local 197
My late husband , Howard, and I first met Frank in 1991. We spent many many fun hours around the campfire at Sunset Bay Sacandaga lake. I loved Frank’s sense of humor. Howard was Lynne Kramers sister, so I have seen a lot of him until recently. I am SOOO saddened to hear of his passing, and I will always remember him and his laugh.
God bless the family.
Bill and Lena Jones
Frankie, No words can express how we are all feeling right now. What a great man your Dad was. He will be forever missed. RIP Frank
To the Harper family,
Heartfelt sympathies on Frank’s passing .
May the Lord give you peace at the difficult time .
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you .
Jean and Jim Nightingale
My condolences to the family and friends of Frank.Frank Jr,I always enjoyed working with your Dad during the Finch shutdowns,He was most definitely”The Man”
Laurie Geissler (Harrington)
Frank, I am so, so sorry for your loss. Keep all your wonderful memories of your father in mind during this difficult time
Chris and Judy Gardner
RIP Frank, Frankie i’m so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. What a great man, father and friend, The memories you and all of us have of your Dad will be with you and us forever. Your Dad was so proud of you, you meant the world to him. We are so sorry for this great loss your family has suffered.
Carmen LeMorta and Midge Barile
Lynne and family,
Our sincere condolences regarding the sad and shocking news of Frank’s passing. He was a great guy and will truly be missed in our development. Sorry we were not able to attend his memorial service.
I will try to call you very soon.
Fondly, Midge and Carmen
Frank and Gail Rinaldi
We are so sorry we could not be present for Frank’s services. We are out of town, but we were with you in spirit.
Please accept our deepest sympathy. Frank was a true gentleman, a good neighbor, and a kind friend. We will miss that twinkle in his eyes, and his warm smile. May he rest in the comfort of God’s love.
With prayers….Frank and Gail Rinaldi, Mechanicville, NY
Frankie, I just learned of your Dads passing. My prayers go out to you.
Hello old friend, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I could not stop crying watching his memorial. Your dad was a big part of my life too, and it truly pained me to learn of his passing. I lost my mother in June of the same year. It’s hard, I know. I’m hear if you ever want to reach out. I’d like to hear from you, it’s been far too long. I hope all is well, and best of luck in everything you do. I miss you buddy…
Anthony R. Valle