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Andrew Joel Frankel


January 16, 2017

Andrew Joel Frankel

Andrew Joel Frankel, 71, temporarily of Brevard, formerly of Pleasantville, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Born Oct. 7, 1945, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Estelle and Lazar Frankel.

He served his country in the United States Air Force.

He attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he earned his bachelors of science in chemical engineering; New York University, where he earned his masters of science in nuclear engineering and completed all but his dissertation toward his PhD; and the University of Hartford, where he studied toward his MBA. He was a longtime engineer and executive for Lockheed Martin.

He was an avid photographer and a passionate gardener and landscaper. He was an accomplished technologist, animal lover, and an enthusiastic astronomer.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn Marcus Frankel; daughter, Jennifer Frankel Belford and her husband, Jason Belford; son, Jonathan Matthew Frankel; grandsons, Zachary and Elliot Belford; sister, Janet Frankel King; mother-in-law, Doris Javerbaum Marcus; and a nephew and several nieces.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville, Va.

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