Frank A. Weatherly Formerly of Beaver Falls Frank A. Weatherly, 90, of Lancaster, Pa., died Friday, January 10, 2020, unexpectedly, related to heart disease. Mr. Weatherly was born at home in Brighton, Pa., on Sunday, December 8, 1929. He was the fifth of seven children born to James and Mary Scherer Weatherly. Frank's given name at birth was Francis Albert Weatherly, but he never liked the name "Francis." He had his first name officially changed to "Frank" shortly after graduating from high school. Frank grew up in Beaver County living most of his formative years in Beaver Falls. He attended St Mary's Catholic Grade School then graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1947. He pursued higher education at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1953 with a Degree in dentistry. Frank pursued a brief career in dentistry, asserting that his interest in dentistry waned after 2 years. Frank stated he and dentistry "just didn't click." His interest in music prevailed, leading to other career choices and opportunities. Frank moved to Lancaster, Pa., in 1959. He started giving piano lessons immediately after settling in Lancaster, as he had a passion and exceptional talent for piano. A few years later, Frank took a position at St. Anthony Parochial School as a science, math, and music teacher. In 1974, Frank took a position at the Science Press Printing Company, with his work focus on technology and design. He had similar positions at Donnelley Printing, and Brenneman Printing. He retired in 2000 after many years at Brenneman Printing. Frank was well known in Lancaster and surrounding communities for his musical talents. His ability to play piano, especially classical music, captivated and charmed his audiences. Frank started playing piano at the age of seven. At the age of 12 he developed an interest in violin. Through the years he became accomplished at not only piano, but violin and organ as well. By the age of 50 he cultivated expertise in seven musical instruments. He also directed the church choir at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church for 9 years. He directed St. Anne's Catholic Church Vocal Choir for 31 years, and St. Anne's Bell Choir for 10 years. He gave piano instruction to numerous students throughout a time span of over 6 decades. He unceremoniously shared this musical talent in multiple venues; churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, in nearly all instances, through volunteerism. In addition to music, Frank had multiple interests, among them included gardening, antiquing, cooking, painting, travel, reading, architecture. In 1980 Frank purchased a large, run-down empty building in Lancaster, previously owned and operated as a chocolate candy factory. It was Frank's desire and mission to convert this defunct chocolate candy factory into his home. After years of hard work, trials, and tribulations, the chocolate factory transformed into a beautiful home, where Frank lived until his last day. His unique home was featured in the Intelligencer Journal, Baltimore Sun, Hickorytown Tours, and on a home renovation TV program. Frank was a previous member of many organizations, including the Knights of Columbus Men's Choir, the Wheatland Chorale, and a founding member of the TeDeum Chanting Singers. Frank instituted and nurtured the "Twelfth Night" celebration of local Catholic choirs. This was a long standing tradition of over 40 years where choirs performed their best Christmas music. He attended his final Twelfth Night celebration January 5, 2020. He also was a previous member of the Men's Garden Club, and the Lancaster Opera and Workshop. He not only acted as a tour guide for the Lancaster Wolf Museum, but also performed piano concerts there as well. Frank served on the Lancaster Cemetery Board of Directors. Frank was also a Lancaster history buff and a longtime tour guide for the Lancaster Walking Tour, serving on the board of directors for many years. Frank was loved and cherished by many. Being in his company was a privilege and joy. He was a lively and knowledgeable conversationalist. His laughter was contagious. He treasured spending time with family and friends. His faith ranked of the utmost importance, strong and unwavering. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, James, and Eugene "Jeep" Weatherly; his niece, Cindy Mickey; nephews, Billy Weatherly, Raymond Weatherly, and Tom Weatherly; and great-nephew, Christopher Wall. He is survived by three sisters, Mary Weatherly, Pittsburgh; Patricia Sasic, Beaver Falls; and Rita Ruof, Baltimore, Md. Also surviving are 15 nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial Mass will be held on January 20th, 2020, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 929 North Duke St., Lancaster, Pa., at 11 a.m. There will be a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Sisters of Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101. Online condolences can be made by visiting SnyderFuneralHome.com.