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M. Frank Pultz, Jr 86 of West Dennis, Massachusetts, formerly of Greensburg, loving husband and father of four children, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022. Frank was born on January 14, 1936, the oldest of four sons, to the late Meily Frank Pultz, Sr and Margaret Murphy Pultz.
His hallmarks were love of family & friends, a warm & generous spirit, and an unwavering positive approach to life. He was a true gentleman that left people feeling better for crossing his path. His character was formed on Welty Street and the golf courses of Western Pennsylvania with his ‘Class of 53’ buddies & golfing foursomes. Frank’s love for the ‘greatest sport ever invented’ was fostered on the links of Greensburg Country Club. At 10, he started to caddy and take lessons from the legendary Golf Pro Perry Del Vecchio and went on to win the Junior Club Champion in 1951. Sports are the backbone of Western Pennsylvania and Frank was a loyal fan of all the local teams - especially the Steelers!
His passion for golf continued as a leading member of the highly successful Greensburg High School Golf teams. After graduating from Greensburg High School in 1953, he continued his education at Canterbury Prep School in New Milford Connecticut, graduating in 1954. He would go on to attend Duquesne University where he petitioned the Athletic director to form the inaugural golf team. Frank was a proud member of the Kappa Sigma Phi fraternity, and was graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources and created lifelong friendships too. While in college he enrolled in Army ROTC. Upon completion of the program, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of the Field Artillery. Frank served in the Army Reserves for 10 years retiring as a Captain. Following graduation, he started to work as a salesman for Frank Pultz, Inc., the family’s auto dealership.
In September of 1960, Frank and another employee had to deliver a truck. After the delivery, Frank made the fortunate decision to have lunch at a local restaurant (the Adams House). It was there, that he re-connected with a high school acquaintance, Beverly Sweeney, who became the love of his life. One month later, on October 13th, they had their first date. Frank “Ace” picked up Beverly “Cutie” in a 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 convertible to enjoy the merriment erupting in the streets of Pittsburgh due to the Pirates defeat of the Yankees to clinch the World Series. They quickly knew they had found something special and were married on May 27, 1961. The ensuing years were marked with heartfelt devotion to children & grandchildren. As their biggest fan he drove them to countless practices and never missed one of their sporting events, music & dance recitals.
Professionally, Frank continued to work at the dealership until 1980. He then became a State Farm Insurance Agent until his retirement in 2001. In 2010 after moving to Cape Cod permanently, he started to work as a gate attendant at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Massachusetts. He worked there for 11 years. It was a perfect job for an individual who loved engaging with people & making them smile.
Frank’s strong belief in and commitment to the community was demonstrated by his membership in many charitable organizations. These included the Rotary, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Charities, and the United Way. Frank was deeply rooted in his faith. In Greensburg, he was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish Council for many years. Additionally, he was a lector and Eucharistic Minister at both the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral and St.Pius X on Cape Cod.
Frank was a loyal and dedicated family man who loved his wife “All The Way” for 61 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Meily Frank ‘Mickey’ Pultz, III and his daughter, Maureen Alicia Pultz. Surviving are his loving wife, Beverly Pultz, son Edward Pultz and his wife, Marybeth, daughter Elizabeth Pultz, daughter-in-law Lisa Pultz, grandchildren, Kayla Pultz, Kevin Pultz, and Nicole (Alex) Cost and great-grandchildren Frankie and Lulu, brothers William (Maureen) Pultz, Daniel (Holly) Pultz and Barney (Karen) Pultz and was a devoted Uncle to his 20 nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, July 14th from 3-7 PM at the KEPPLE-GRAFT funeral home, 524 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Prayers of transfer will be recited on Friday, July 15th at 9:00 AM in the funeral home followed by Frank’s funeral mass at 9:30 AM in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral 300 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Interment will be in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Merakey Allegheny Valley Schools. This organization took loving care of their daughter Maureen. To make a donation in memory of Frank go to http://avs.merakey.org/donate-now.html
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Friday, July 15, 2022
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Friday, July 15, 2022
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