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Frank Joseph Haendler
Service: February 9, 2019 (Saturday) at 1:00 p.m.
Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Frank Joseph Haendler

August 11, 1930 – September 25, 2018

Frank passed away peacefully, enjoying 88 years of an amazing life. Born in Chicago, he graduated from Notre Dame Summa cum laude, and was a Fulbright Scholar and obtained his Master's from Columbia University, and served briefly in the Army. He was a Foreign Service Officer stationed in Germany, Nigeria and Brazil and was personal attache to Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. He spent many years in Washington DC as a resident of the Grant Road Historic District which he nominated for historic designation in 2002. Devoted to the Tenleytown community, he is remembered for the informative walking tours he led. He was a Director of Tenleytown Neighbors Association and was on the board of Episcopals for the Caring Response to Aids. He was well known for entertaining all with his many fascinating stories, was an avid reader, gardener, foodie, antiquer, animal lover, and he valued the happy times spent at his house in Maine. He was generous, fun-loving and brilliant. Frank was a beloved neighbor and friend to all.  He is survived by his husband Tony Towler and longtime friend Richard Woods, daughters Melissa and Eleanor, son-in-law Dave Langley, cousin Marie Arkesteyn (w/ husband William), nephews Edward Malis and Andrew Walker, and niece Sondra Gossen. 

A memorial service will be held on February 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, provided by DeVol Funeral Home.

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