Frank Steele of West Grove

Frank Steele, 92, of West Grove, died Wednesday, May 9.

Frank Steele

He was the beloved husband of Kathryn Fisher Steele, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.

Born in Russellville, in 1925, he was the son of the late J. Herman and Velva Gordon Steele. Frank’s mother Velva died when he was six months old and he and his brother John were raised in the Russellville home of his Uncle and Aunt, Harold and Mary Steele Gordon.

Frank was a 1944 graduate of Oxford High School.  He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was stationed at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

Upon discharge from the service, Frank began his career working for his Uncle George at Steele’s Chevrolet in Clifton Heights.  He would spend the majority of his working years as a parts manager in Chevrolet dealerships, including Colonial Chevrolet in Wilmington. For a number of years, he was a home delivery milkman for Pensupreme Dairy in Avondale. Upon retirement, Frank worked part-time for Foulk Funeral Home in West Grove.

Frank was a member of West Grove Presbyterian Church.  He was an active member of the Avon Grove Lions Club, served as chapter president in 1995, and was recently honored with the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.

In addition to his wife Kathryn, Frank is survived by his three sons, George B. Steele II and his wife Gale of Lincoln University, R. Scott Steele of West Grove, and William H. Steele and his wife Becky of Lincoln University; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John H. Steele and daughter-in-law, Lorrie Steele.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral at noon Monday, May 14, at the West Grove Presbyterian Church, 139 W Evergreen Street, West Grove where visitation will be held from 10 noon.

Interment will be at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Russellville.

Contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to the West Grove Presbyterian Church, 139 W Evergreen Street, West Grove, PA 19390.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove.

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