Frank A. Harrington 1925 - 2008 Bonner Springs

Services for Frank Alden Harrington, 83, of Bonner Springs, Kan., will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bonner Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Harrington died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan
He was born Jan. 17, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., and lived in the Bonner Spring area most of his life. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the escort carrier U.S.S. Gilbert Islands.
Mr. Harrington was a member of Bonner Springs United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge and was a charter member of the Bonner Springs Lions Club. He was a past commander of the American Legion Post No. 371 in Bonner Springs. He was a previous owner and partner at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, retiring in 1983.
He enjoyed recycling before recycling was in fashion, reclaiming all kinds of items. His famous saying was, “A guy could use that someday.”
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ellen Harrington, of the home; a daughter, Elisabeth Bruce, Bonner Springs; two sons, Dr. James L., Grand Junction, Colo., and Robert A., Missoula, Mont.; seven grandchildren; a brother, John; and a sister, Norma Ward, all of Bonner Springs.
He will be greatly missed by his beloved dogs Muffin and Otis.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Bonner Springs Library or Bonner Springs United Methodist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012.
Arr.: Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs