Frank Sanger – June 26, 1933 – February 23. 2013
There will be a Memorial Service and celebration of life for Frank Sanger July 27 from 1 to 5 at the Living Hope Church of the Nazarene.
Directions to the Living Hope Church of the Nazarene.
556 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
For more information, call Carol Sanger 978-317-2702 or email me.
There was nothing typical, average or conventional about my father and, therefore, this service will be a bit different from your typical service. This is an opportunity for family and friends to gain closure since the funeral was in California in February. However, it’s also a chance to tell stories and share memories about a guy who made an impression wherever he went and with whomever he met. Together we will wish Frank well on this next big adventure.
My father Frank, known as “Frankie” when he was a kid growing up in Peabody, was able to accomplish much more in his lifetime than many. For those who knew him, that was Frank. For those who didn’t, who had just heard about him, perhaps you will find him to be an inspiration too when hearing the stories about the life of the man with one arm and one leg who swam in the water like a fish.
When my dad was just two years old he was run over by a trolly car in front of his home on Andover Street in Peabody, MA. He lost his right arm and left leg as a result of that accident.
After release from the hospital, he got around without prosthetics and sometimes with a crutch. In fact he use to joke about how he’d drive his buddies around as a designated driver and clutch with his crutch.
He never let that the absence of limbs slow him down. In fact, he went on to become an internationally known scuba diver and instructor and much more. He was my father, who taught me a lot about people and life,
This site is a tribute to his life. While it’s still shaping up, I will post photos and stories this week (starting July 21st). I encourage you to to share your stories as well because my dad is so much more than just my memories.
I do hope you will join us at the Memorial Service. My mom, brother and sister-in-law will be coming in from Bakersfield, California, which is where my parents settled after leaving New Jersey a few years ago. I believe this is an important step in the healing and closure process.