Nana Pearl

Pearl S. Frantz

April 26, 1903 – September 9, 2000

My grandmother lived a full life, as full as could be lived, almost all of it dedicated to helping others.
Please pause for a moment to honor her memory and consider your own contributions to mankind, then go and try to live your life to the fullest every moment, too.

Thank You.

Obituary from The Morning Call, September 10, 2000
This summary barely scratches the service of what Pearl was able to accomplish.

Pearl S. Frantz, 97, of Bethlehem, died Saturday, September 9, in the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Stanley R. Frantz.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Fulmer) Schuler.

  • She was a 1922 graduate of Moravian College.
  • She was a member and sacristan of Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem.
  • She was the assistant director of women production workers at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. during World War II.
  • She was the executive director of the Northampton County unit of the American Cancer Society for 15 years.
  • She organized the first auxiliary for the Bethlehem YMCA and was its first president. She was a volunteer for United Way, the Sun Inn Preservation Society and Moravian College.
  • She was the recipient of the Sertoma Club award for service to mankind, Woman of the Year from the Women’s Club, and also the Francis Thomas Award.

Survivors: Son, Robert D. of Hollywood, Florida.; sister, Mildred Ziegenfuss of Oaks, Montgomery County; two grandsons, Stanley and David Frantz.

Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the old chapel of Central Moravian Church, Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem. No calling hours. Arrangements, Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

Contributions: To the church.