Chaplain Franklin H. Knower, Jr., a longtime resident of Tappan, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2020. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 13, 1929. Frank attended Ohio State University and served in the US Coast Guard in the Great Lakes Region. Frank was a past president of the NY State Fireman’s Chaplains Association, past president of the Volunteer Fireman’s Association of Hudson Valley, chaplain of the Tappan Volunteer Fire Department, and the Fire Police of the Tappan Volunteer Fire Department. He was predeceased by his wife Alene who passed away in 1978 and his second wife, Betty Kuhn, who passed away in 2012.

A firematic graveside service was held September 12,  2020, at the Tappan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Volunteer Fire Association of Tappan.

– Fire News photo provided by the New York State Association of Fire Chaplains