Reverend Frank's Story
The Rev. Frank R. Churchill Jr., 88, of Industry, formerly of Hookstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Tuesday morning, Oct. 24, 2017.
Born March 21, 1929, in Alexis, Illinois, he was a son of the late Frank R. Churchill Sr. and Hadassah McConnell Churchill.
A 1947 graduate of Alexis High School, he attended Monmouth College, Illinois, graduating from Sterling College, Kansas, and later the United Presbyterian Church of North America's Pittsburgh Xenia Theological Seminary.
Rev. Churchill began his life of service with churches in Pittsburgh and northern Pennsylvania, moving on to provide spiritual leadership at Mill Creek Presbyterian Church, Hookstown, as a chaplain with Christians United of Beaver County, the Medical Center Beaver and the Geriatric Center of Beaver County.
A well-known pastor in the Beaver-Butler Presbytery, Rev. Churchill retired as the stated supply of the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Ann Gibson Churchill, and his second wife, Carolyn R. Wood Churchill.
He will be greatly missed by his three sons, John Arthur Churchill Sr. of New Castle, Paul Richard Churchill of New Wilmington and David Gibson Churchill of New Brighton; and three grandchildren, Joy Elaine Churchill of New Castle, John Arthur Churchill Jr. of Hartsdale, New York, and Christopher Joseph Churchill of New Brighton.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Noll Funeral Home Inc., 333 Third St., Beaver.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Vanport Presbyterian Church, Vanport, followed by interment at Service Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Raccoon Township.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting nollfuneral.com.
Published on October 25, 2017