Frank E. "Butch" Furman

Furman Frank

Full Name
Frank E. Furman

Date of Birth
Tuesday, May 27th, 1941

Date of Death
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023


Frank E. “Butch” Furman, age 81, of Fairview, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at his home.

He was born in Wellsville, NY on May 27, 1941, a son of the late Lowell R. and Rachel A. Brundage Furman.

He was a 1959 graduate of Northern Potter High School in Potter County, PA and a graduate of Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis, MN.  He was a customer service manager for 33 years at US Airways and was previous owner of Closet Systems for 10 years.

Frank loved to travel, enjoyed golfing, fishing, Nascar and gardening.  He was a park ranger for the Zem Zem Shrine Club RV Park and a member of the Lake Erie Lodge No. 347 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Erie and Zem Zem Temple Shrine.  He was a Boy Scout Leader for many years.

In addition to his parents, Frank is preceded in death by a brother, Wilton “Bill” Furman and a sister, Jacqueline Glassmire.

Frank is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet Furman; sons, Timothy A. Furman and his wife Carol of Waterford and Jeffrey L. Furman and his sweetheart Ann Arts of Tucson, AZ; daughters, Cheryl L. Young and her husband Robert of Tucson, AZ and Stacey A. Hetrick of Fairview; grandchild, Madalynn Hetrick of Pittsburgh, his four legged buddy Marshall and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main Street East, Girard, PA. 

Memorials may be sent to the Shriners Children’s Hospital of Erie, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505.

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