Denny “Skipper” L. Frantz, 56

Denny “Skipper” L. Frantz, 56, husband of Lisa Z. (Zanine) Frantz, passed away peacefully at Lehigh Valley Hospital on Monday, December 13, 2021.

Born in Garland, TX, he was the son of the late Leonard Frantz and Carol Ann (Francis) Frantz.

Skipper played roller hockey every weekend for 25 years with his dear friends and family at an Outdoor rink in Harleysville as well as leagues at Skate 309, and 422 Sportsplex. “Misfits Forever”. He enjoyed coaching his sons in hockey. Denny was an avid Dallas Stars hockey fan. He liked going camping and spending time outside with his family. Skipper always organized the family gatherings and events. He thoroughly enjoyed watching and supporting his daughter compete in Baton twirling events. Denny’s love for his family, friends, and family business was the unique quality that everyone knew him for.

Surviving along with his wife Lisa of 32 years, are his children Shane Frantz, Todd Frantz, Kyle Frantz, and Heather Frantz; His Mother Carol and brothers Randy Frantz, husband of Janice, Jerry Frantz, husband of Angela, and Larry Frantz, husband of Denise; mother-in-law Mohala Zanine; 3 brother-in-laws Dale Zanine, husband of Marcia, Steven Zanine, husband of Jill, and Charles Zanine Jr., husband of Elizabeth; 7 nieces and 6 nephews. As well as his father he is also predeceased by his sister Nadine Frantz and father-in-law Charles Zanine, Sr.

Friends and Family are invited to a celebration of life at Friendship Hook & Ladder Co. (10 Warwick St, Boyertown, PA 19512) on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 2:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Denny’s name may be sent to the Montgomery County SPCA (1059 Sweisford Rd, Perkiomenville, PA 18074) to honor Denny’s love for animals.

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I have enjoyed worked with Denny for the past 20+ years. He was a great problem solver, when a piece of equipment wasn't functioning properly. He always found the solution to the problem! His easy going personality and good nature made it a pleasure to work with him. I miss him.

~ Peter Levitt
12/24/2021 4:13:29 PM

You and your family are in our prayers. We are so deeply sorry for your loss, words cannot express the sadness we feel. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Kathy and Tony D’Abbene and Family

~ Kathy D’Abbene Colmar, Pa
12/22/2021 12:35:04 PM

Our sincere condolences to you, your family and friends. Words can not express the deep sadness we feel for your tremendous loss; we are so very sorry. Although time has passed and our lives went in different directions, we truly cherish the memories and are grateful to have known Denny. It is our prayer that God will comfort you and your family during this sad time. Our deepest sympathy, Linda & Doug Baelz

~ Linda Baelz
12/21/2021 7:07:28 PM

Me and Kate didn't know Danny very well since we just moved here, but he was a great neighbor and a great friend in the time that we knew him. I wish we would have had more time to get to know him better .

~ Tyler & Kate Hall
12/21/2021 1:23:28 PM

Where do I start? My uncle Denny was one of a kind. He was kind, funny, sweet and just a generally nice person. He was loved by many and respected by all. I have so many funny memories of him but two come to mind. In September 2009 we went on a family camping trip, one night while sleeping I can’t ember my uncle Denny screaming “ Jackson “ because I had to sleep with my cousins sleeping bag which was a Hannah Montana sleeping bag. Second favorite memory was when my uncle use to laugh at my giant big toe. He even went as far to get me sweet and sour sauce from McDonald’s to “dip my toe” ??. He was just the the most kind human in the world and I can’t believe he is gone. I hope you are having fun up in heaven with grandpa, laughing and smiling down on your family, protecting everyone and making sure they are safe. I love you always, can’t wait to see you again one day!

~ Cory Frantz
12/21/2021 12:14:40 AM

Thinking of you all. We are always a call away. Not a question in my mind that Denny is shining down on you all every single day.

~ Ali, Casey, and Kinsley
12/19/2021 3:48:36 PM

There are no words that can be said to heal your hearts. Hold onto every memory you have and may that bring you some peace. You are and always will be surrounded by people who love all of you. Your never alone. Blessings to your family. Jenn

~ Jenn
12/17/2021 5:57:09 PM

Our hearts, thoughts & prayers are reaching out to the Frantz Family. Hold dear to your heart all your amazing memories & wishing they bring some comfort to you. We are so very sorry for your loss.

~ Donna Vickery & family
12/17/2021 1:36:34 PM

SONG FOR DENNY At the horizon which rolls out before you You pause at the top of the hill And all that you’ve been is etched in the wind As the noise and the laughter grow still And the road at your feet remains incomplete All the stones rolling out a hard tune And a threat unannounced surfaced and pounced With a farewell delivered too soon As you walk away There’s so much to say But there’s something of which there’s no doubt For no one denies You were the greatest of guys And who can you say that about, friends Who else can you say that about? There will be alarms from your brothers in arms For you worked just hard as you played And there will be claims from friends at the games How much they had wished you had stayed And remember the part when a girl stole your heart You said you loved her as you crossed to the door And from some distant star there are four from afar You’ll watch over ’til the sea leaves the shore As you walk away There’s so much to say But there’s something of which there’s no doubt For no one denies You were the greatest of guys And who can you say that about, friends Who else can you say that about?

~ Chuck Zanine
12/16/2021 9:12:14 PM

I am so sorry for his friends and family..what a terrible loss..praying for comfort during this time

~ Brenda Moultriel Phila, PA
12/16/2021 8:30:10 PM

Hey my girlfriend , I’m here ANYTIME for anything you guys need !!! God Bless Denny ??

~ Karen Davidson
12/16/2021 7:45:57 PM

My prayers are with you and your family

~ Lindy
12/16/2021 7:36:52 PM

We are so sad for your family we remember Denny and your whole family in our prayers our sympathy to you all

~ Robert Sylvia and sue zambanini Bechtelsville, Pa
12/16/2021 7:23:16 PM

I knew Denny from our days at the Estate of George S. Snyder. I will always remember his kind spirit and big smile. Even later when he delivered cabinetry to Danken jobs, we would enjoy chatting with him. He will be missed. Praying for his family.

~ Dan Kirby
12/16/2021 6:20:05 PM

I met Denny when I worked at Snyder’s. We hit it off from day 1 we later became best friends. And he was my best man at my wedding. I will miss him so much my condolences to Lisa and he’s children and the rest of his family

~ John sagrantz Hatfield, Pa
12/16/2021 6:02:01 PM

I knew Denny from the time I worked with him at The Estate of Geo. S. Snyder Inc., in Hatfield. Way back in the late 80's. He was a great friend and all around great guy, the world lost a one of a kind man when he passed. My Sincerest Condolences to all of his family.

12/16/2021 5:50:17 PM

My condolences to the Frantz family. I witnessed first hand skippers love and dedication for his family. We lost an amazing guy that always had a smile and kind words.

~ Will Baird Langhorne, PA
12/16/2021 5:13:15 PM

Mike and I are so very sorry about what happened to Denny. We've been praying for the Frantz family and will continue to pray for them. He was a wonderful man with a wonderful loving family,may God's loving arms wrap around you all.

~ Carleen m Vince Bezanis Allentown, PA
12/16/2021 4:26:13 PM

I wish I knew words that could express our grief and sense of loss and that could convey Anything close to proper condolences. I also wish I could stop crying long enough to say something that makes sense. Denny was one of a kind. The Lord broke the mold after giving him to the world. It would not have been possible to have hoped for a better man to be husband to our sister, and father to their awesome children. To have him also become such a close friend was truly a blessing from God. I will never forget his kindness, understanding, smile and sense of humor and all the great times and memories we all got to share with him. He set an example for everyone to be positive, hard working, dedicated and loving. That's quite a rare combination. I hope and pray we could have more people like Denny in the world. We have lost one of the best men I ever knew. The pain of his loss is hard and heavy right now but the great memories and the lessons he taught all that knew him will live on in our hearts and minds forever. Marcia and my greatest condolences to Lisa, Shane, Todd, Heather, their loved ones and everyone that was lucky enough to have Denny in their lives.

~ Dale Zanine
12/16/2021 3:10:51 PM

Lisa and I are so sorry for your loss. Denny was one of the great ones! He will be dearly missed.

~ Bill Morgan Perkasie, PA
12/16/2021 2:22:00 PM