Frank L. Doebler

Frank L. Doebler, 73, of Williamsport passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Gatehouse. He and his wife, the former Mary Lou Watts, were married on Oct. 9, 1976, and celebrated 41 years together.

Frank was born on Aug. 15, 1944, in Williamsport and was the son of Wilson Koch Doebler, Sr. and Emily Ertel Doebler.

He was a 1962 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 1966 graduate of Lycoming College. Following college, he taught school in New York for 8 years. He returned to Williamsport to help operate the Williamsport Foundry and later became owner of the foundry. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 50 year member of both Masonic Lodge 106 and Rochester Consistory and he also was a Shriner. He loved skiing, playing ping pong, reading and traveling the world.

Frank is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; three sons, Daniel Boone, of Gibsonville, N.C., James Boone, of Williamsport, and Jeremiah Doebler, of Richland, Wash.; two brothers Walter Doebler, of Williamsport, and Raymond Doebler, of Bloomsburg; one sister, Emily Taylor, of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Stephen Boone, Russell Boone, Elizabeth Kribb, Monica Boone and L. J. Boone; three great-grandchildren, Finley Jane Kribb, Nomi Mae Boone and Hazel Grace Boone.

He was predeceased by a brother, Wilson Koch Doebler, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Sunday, May 27, 2018, in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport, with Rev. James West officiating. Internment will be in St. Mark’s Church.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Frank’s name be made to UPMC Susquehanna Health Foundation, The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701; St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701; or Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.