Franklin D. Weidner, 81, Denver, Army vet, AT&T worker, enjoyed old movies and traveling

By on March 9, 2016

Franklin D. Weidner, 81, of Denver, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at Denver Health and Rehabilitation Center, after a four-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

He was born in Berks County, the youngest of six sons, to the late Harry F. and Bessie (Miller) Weidner.

Franklin was a graduate of West Reading High School. He then served in the U.S. Army. He also served as an officer for the VFBA and the Reamstown Athletic Association Franklin enjoyed Philadelphia sports teams especially the Eagles, watching old movies, and Saint Bernards. He also enjoyed traveling. His last trip was to Alaska with his grandson, Ryan. Franklin was a great dad, honest, caring, detail-oriented, and a person with strong opinions. Franklin worked as a linesman technician for AT&T for 42 years prior to his retirement.

Franklin is survived by two daughters: Kimberly Weidner of Denver, and Pamela Weidner of Stevens; and a grandson: Ryan Weidner of West Reading; and former wife: Arlene M. of Reading.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers.

Services were held March 7 at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Timothy L. Craven officiating. Interment followed in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Franklin’s memory may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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