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“Deb and I wish to express our sincere condolences. Barbara was a wonderful lady who made everyone's day brighter. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Weissgerber - MD

“Ted, very sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. We certainly send our condolences. We have fond memories of the both of you. We are living in Naples....Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Jack and Fran Nalipinski - Naples, FL

“In memory of a wonderful lady who I have been privileged to know for many years. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Slone - Surprise, AZ

“To the Frantz Family,We are very sorry for the your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.The Moylan Family ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Lisa and family, our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Nick Kernicky - Friend

“We are very sorry for your sudden loss of your Mother. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Gary and Laura Mckee - Frederick, MD

“Dear Frantz family,Rod and I extend our deepest sympathy to you. Barbara was a dear and much treasured friend. We are so sorry to miss the service...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Julie Agar - Pittsburgh, PA

“Deepest sympathy to the Frantz Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Magan Family ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Steve Magan - Friend

“Barbara and her vibrant personality along with her giving spirit will be sorely missed. She did so much for our community. A very special lady. ...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Janis Bush - Oakland, MD - Friend

“My Condolences to Ted,Jim and Elizabeth on the passing of Mrs. Frantz. I can remember the first time meeting her, it was at the old office.She was...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: joe knerr

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the wonderful family of a very special person,Barbara Frantz. She will be missed by many, but the memories will...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I wish to give my condolences for the loss of your Loved One. May the God of peace give you strength to endure. 1 Peter 5:6,7. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Judy B. - NJ

“Our hearts go out to the family at this sorrowful time. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - PA

“Losing a loved one is never easy please find comfort and peace from God's word because he cares for you. 1 Peter5:6,7 ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: C T

“So sorry for the sudden loss of your loved one. Barbara was a bright star in our mountain community's ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Ken and Cynthia Witte - Oakland, MD

“She will be missed and remembered by many. She welcomed me into your home and treated me like family. I am greatly saddened for you all. She was...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Joan Gibson - Mt. Lebanon, PA

“We traveled with Ted and Barbara to Prague and took a cruise on the Danube. When in Prague, it was quite nippy and Barbara set out to buy a hat. She...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Pam and Jeff Fahrner - Bluffton, SC

“We are (with you) shocked and saddened by this sudden death of our dear Barbara. May it help to know that we hold you (Ted, Lisa, Leslie and Jim)...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Pam and Jeff Fahrner - Bluffton, SC

“She was a wonderful person, she will be missed dearly ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Kellie Nelson - Eglon, WV


Barbara Jean Frantz passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was 80 years old. Barbara and Ted retired to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland in 2004 after building their family and construction company in Pittsburgh, PA. Barbara is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ted Frantz, daughter Elizabeth Frantz, son James Frantz and daughter Leslie DeGrendel, husband Alex and grandchildren Lindsey and Derek as well as Barbara's brother David Minnotte, wife Betty and their children, Christin, Jessica and Andrew, Sister-in-law Gretchen and her children Todd (Brandi) and Adam (Sierra).
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, William and Madeline Minnotte, and her younger brother Kenneth.
Barbara was an extremely loving, vibrant, generous and talented woman. While in Pittsburgh she started TEDCO Construction with husband Ted and is the Past President, Mt. Lebanon Junior Women's Club; Member, The Junior League of Pittsburgh; Past President, Construction Financial Management Association.

After she "retired" to Deep Creek Lake Maryland, Barbara became a member of the GFWC Civic Club of Oakland and later served as Treasurer and President. During her tenure, Barbara wrote a book, "A Century of Commitment 1911-2011" and was the Chairperson of the Somerset Antique Show. Barbara was also busy as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Garrett County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Vice-President of the Women's Golf Association of Oakland County, House of Hope Food Pantry and St. John's Episcopal Church. Services for Barbara will be 10:30am, Saturday, in St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Rd, Pgh, PA, 15228.
Memorial contributions should be made payable to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Mt. Lebanon, PA and
St. John's Episcopal Church, Deer Park, MD. William Slater II Funeral Service (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd, Scott Twp 15220, entrusted with arrangments.