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Frank R. Loney Jr., 90, of Wilmington and formerly of Harrisburg, Pa., died Friday, June 10, 2016.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on May 15, 1926, to Frank Raymond Loney and Eleanor Connor Loney and grew up in York, Pa. He was a graduate of York Catholic High School. Mr. Loney served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged at the end of World War II.

He began his professional career at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Washington, D.C., and progressed to sales manager at Mt. Laurel Cemetery in Philadelphia. Mr. Loney purchased his first cemetery in Carlisle, Pa., and served the cemetery industry for 50 years, owning several memorial parks in central Pennsylvania. He was nationally recognized by the National Cemetery Association. Mr. Loney is a past president of Camp Sertoma and a member of Colonial Country Club, both in Harrisburg.

Frank was an avid gin and scotch drinker, a lover of non-fiction books, poetry, golf, tennis and travel.

Mr. Loney is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Loney; children, Frank R. Loney III, John A. Loney, Christianne Loney and Michael B. Loney, all of Pennsylvania, and Megan Vigliano of Wilmington. He was the proud Papa of his adoring grandchildren.

Per Mr. Loney’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the the Arc/Camp Sertoma of Dauphin County.

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