Frank E. Boots, 65, of Bridge St , Ellwood City died on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following a 2 year illness.
Born January 30, 1947 in Ellwood City, PA, he was the son of the late Norman Harold Boots and Nellie Louise Newton Boots. He was married to Susan E. Lawyer Boots on August 24, 1968, she survives.
Frank was a life member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. He was a member of the United Wesleyan Sunday School class for 44 years, where he was treasurer for many years. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School In 1964 and Slippery Rock State College in 1968 with a Bachelors in Education with a major in math. Frank retired in 1988 folowing 30 years of teaching math at Lincoln High School. While at Lincoln , he taught many students to drive, sold tickets at basketball and football games, ran the clock for wrestling mathches, and kept score at girl’s basketball games. Frank was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed many years at his family’s hunting camp near Cook Forest. For many years he pulled clays at the annual Boots-Ketterer rivalry on the Thanksgiving Day Reunion.
In addition to his wife Sue, survivors include a son – Darin E. and wife Christy Wright Boots of Cranberry Township; daughter – Lisa E Boots of Ellwood City; sister – Betty and husband Gene MacDonald of Zainesville, OH; sister in law – Joyce Boots of Ellwood City; grandson – Jason E Boots; granddaughter – Rachel E Boots;
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers- Robert Harold and Donald Dean Boots, and a sister- Nancy Faye Boots.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday November 6, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.
Funeral Services will be held at the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church on November 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jean Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Mrs. Boots and family we are so sorry for your loss Frank was always part of Ernie’s family and ours.
Frank was a great guy that left a significant change in my life. I won’t forget taking me to VBS or helping me with my homework or just being a friendly neighbor. He will surely be missed. Our prayers to his family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Boots.
Mr.&Mrs. Ralph Stoyanoff and Family. “He was an awesome
Educator”! Wished there were more like him today!
Sue and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Frank was a good friend during our high school years and beyond. Good memories.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Boots’ family. My wife and I had the privilege of having Mr. Boots in his very first year of teaching (1968). We remember it well as it was “down in the hole” of the old Hartman School. He was an excellent teacher. The last day of the year was a treat as he brought in a projector and showed cartoons. He always called his students by their last name, “Mr. Foley” or Miss______ . This continued up until I last saw him. He will be missed !
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I REMEMBER HAVING MR BOOT AS A MATH TEACHER WAY BACK IN THE 70’S WE HE HAD SUCH A WOUNDERFUL PERSONALLTY. HE WAS A
WONDER TEACHER . AGAIN SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS . GOD BLESS.
DEBBIE CPRTEZ STURGES CHESTER VIRGINIA
My condolences Sue and to your family. Sorry to hear of Frank’s long illness. I know you feel his loss, yet may you feel some relief. You know he has moved on to a better place.
Sorry for your loss. Frank was a wonderful person. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Carol and John Todorich
I was dishearted to hear of Frank’s passing. I always appreciated Frank’s kindness and his wonderful homemade cards!!! While pastoring at the church it was a joy to be his minister. Frank’s smile was contagious for everyone who worked and worshiped with him. You are in my heart during this time.