Frank J. Herzins, Jr.

The earthly life of Frank Herzins ended on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 after 71 years. He was a teacher, husband, and man of God. Three of the highlights of his 35 year career in education included: serving as one of six people on the National Student Council Advisory Board and meeting in the Oval Office; traveling with students all over Canada and Europe and serving as their guide; and organizing a foreign exchange program with students from Japan. It was rare to go anywhere that he did not run into his former students who were highly complimentary of him as their teacher and advisor or guide.

In his later years, he entered into the business world. Working for a local car dealership, he helped the dealership win prestigious awards from corporate headquarters by ensuring that all aspects of dealership responsibility were implemented and all employees completed the corporate training and certifications. He also shared in the partnership of a business with his wife that proved to be very successful. Charlene was the love of his life, and they were happily married for 34 years.

As a man, Frank was full of life. He enjoyed being with people, telling jokes, and helping others. As an example, he was generous in caring for his wife’s mother who stayed with them for 13 years. The love he showed others was rooted and founded in Christ. The supreme test came when he got the diagnosis of an aggressive type of cancer. In response to the news, he said he and Charlene had been richly blessed throughout their lives, and now God was going to see what they were made of. He never complained and never asked why. Instead, he faced the future with dignity, courage, and faith. And so he died as he had lived, full of faith in God and love for others.

There will be visitation from 9:00-10:00 AM on Saturday, November 18 at Parkway Church of God in Salisbury followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude at Springhill Memory Gardens directly after the service.

If desired, donations can be sent in Frank’s name to either: Parkway Church of God, 600 Edison Street Salisbury, Maryland¬† 21801 or Coastal Hospice at The Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

10 comments to Frank J. Herzins, Jr.

  • Mabel,Jim Campbell-Eddie,Pat Crump

    We are so saddened by your loss. We will continue to hold you in our prayers.

  • king PARKINSON

    I know that I join the many that are saddened with this loss. My heart and prayer is for God to strengthen and keep the family till that great resurrection of the good.

  • Susan Rainey

    Dear Charlene:

    I am so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a great teacher. I hope you are able to find comfort in the many happy memories of the times you shared together. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Rose Taylor

    The Firebird family at Arcadia High School was very sad to hear about Frank. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Charlene
    I was very sad to read that you have lost your love and number one teacher
    Frank. I remember, as being your neighbors for many years on Carriage Lane
    the interest and encouragement both you and Frank showed
    my children. You are a strong person, may God give you a
    little more to help you get through the next few days.
    Much love, thoughts and prayers-Jerry Schmidt and family

  • Ed & Kathy Bedsworth

    Charlene, We were so very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a favorite teacher to both of us and just a terrific guy. We shared many experiences at Washington High and in travels with Frank with the student council. We looked forward to seeing you and Frank every year at the Christmas show at the Civic Center. So sorry not to have seen you this year. We will hold you close in prayer. You are both wonderful people and have enriched so many lives. God Bless. Ed & Kathy Bedsworth

  • Irina P.

    Charlene and family,so sorry for your loss. I feel privileged to have met you both for a brief time while caring for Frank. You can’t forget encounters with people like Frank, I can only imagine how wonderful he was as a teacher. You are in my prayers!

  • Annie T.

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a great teacher. I remember the free handed drawings he would do in class on the board. I thought it was awesome! He always had vcrestive ways to teach and keep our interests. He will be missed. God bless.

  • Anne & Paul Twining

    we were so saddened to read of Frank’s passing. he was a delightful man and a very good teacher. Our children developed great life skills (leadership and public speaking) as a result of their many student council experiences.
    he will be missed. you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Roger Smith

    Charlene, So sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed being around Frank, although I never had him at Washington High. He was always so comical and I always expected to hear a funny story from him. He was a great guy. Julie and I will keep you in our prayers. If you ever need anything, don’t hesitate to ask.

    Roger and Julie Smith

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