Frank A. Lilienthal

Jul 13, 2017
Frank Lilienthal

Jonesport — Frank A. Lilienthal lost his battle with cancer Monday, July 3, 2017. Born in Rockland, March 5, 1947, to George W. Lilienthal and Alice Brown Lilienthal, Frank grew up on the banks of the Keag River in South Thomaston. At an early age, he enjoyed going lobstering with a neighbor and tinkering  with a variety of cars, including his prized '63 split window Corvette. He graduated from Rockland High School, class of 1965. Soon after graduation, he joined the Army. Rising to the rank of sergeant, he spent his time in Germany in an engineering unit. Returning home, he joined the Maine State Police and served the Franklin County area.

Through the years, he and wife Toni Chiaravalloti successfully ran several businesses: trucking Maine lobsters to New York, a photography studio in Wilton and Uptown Limousin in Rhode Island. Most recently, he ran a successful woodworking business in Jonesport. His was a rich and full life, and, as he always said, "I've been there, done that." And for the most part, he had.

He is survived by the love of his life, Toni, of Jonesport; his son, Frank Lilienthal Jr., and daughter Lisa Luevano, both of Camarillo, Calif.; his stepchildren, Martin and Anthony Gage, Judy Veal and Nila Regula, all of Florida, and Niles Gage III of Farmington; his sister, Alice Lillienthal Flagg, and family of Winthrop; niece Laurie Inacio of Brunswick and nephew Greg Flagg of florida; also nephews and nieces of predeceased brother Arthur Lilienthal, Cheryl of Rhode Island, Tracy of Massachusetts, Art of New York and Stephen of Thomaston; and family of George W. Lilienthal Jr. Rest in peace, dear Frank. We already miss your sometimes-wacky but infectious humor. Remember to walk Riley and Echo daily, and that you were loved by your family.

The family appreciates the loving care of the nurses and staff at Sunrise Nursing Home in Jonesport, especially nurse Eve Alley. According to his wishes, there will be no service, but a celebration of Frank's life was held in Millbridge.

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