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Martin Frankel
Date of Funeral:
Monday, February 17, 2020
Time of Funeral:
12 pm
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Contributions in his memory may be made to:

American Cancer Society
405 Williams Court
Suite 120
Baltimore, MD 21220
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The Family of Martin Frankel
Feb 28, 2020 12:58 PM

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Mark & Sue Sherburne
Feb 14, 2020 08:44 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Martin. We are good friends with Deb and Shawn and wanted to pass along our condolences. Although we never had the privilege to meet Martin, we know from the stories we have heard of him and the warm heart and caring nature of his daughter Deb that he was a wonderful husband and father. He will be missed by many but his memory will live on in those that had the honor of knowing him. Thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our daily thoughts and prayers.

Rebecca and David Pille
Feb 16, 2020 10:38 AM

We are blessed to have known Marty through the many get-togethers of "The Fab Five" over the past 30 years. We send our love to the Frankel family during this difficult time of Marty's passing.

edy Bondroff
Feb 18, 2020 10:34 PM

Lynn and family, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. It is so hard to have to bury one's parent. My thoughts are with you during this sad time in your life.

Sharon Gensler
Feb 20, 2020 07:54 AM

Carol And Family. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I am fortunate to have met you recently in my life. Meeting your family at the funeral and friends will give you strength and support. Marty sounded like a fantastic guy. I did meet him once last several months. May he Rest In Peace. Again my deepest sympathy to you all

Linda Miller
Feb 20, 2020 05:05 PM

Hi Lynn and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. I know this is a difficult time for you, and I will keep you in my prayers.


Martin Frankel

Martin Frankel, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on February 3, 2020 at the age of 77. Mr. Frankel was born in Boston, MA to the late Jean and Albert Frankel. He grew up in the Mattapan neighborhood before his family relocated to Brockton, where he attended Brockton High School. He then attended Boston University where he earned his degree in mathematics.

Upon graduation, Martin married Carol J. Smenton, whom he had been in school with since the fifth grade. The two moved to Washington, D.C., where Martin took a job with the Federal Government under the Department of Education. He worked as a Statistician, eventually becoming a supervisor. Martin was a man who loved numbers and making sense of data. His wife quipped that when their daughters were little, she read them bedtime stories, but when Martin would put them to bed, he would present them with a math problem to solve. He worked as a statistician until he retired at the age of 50, and then started a business selling collectable jazz records. He had a passion for music and extensive knowledge about the facts behind the music and musicians. He was often consulted to fact check books written about the topic.

In his spare time, Martin had many hobbies and interests. He was active in many sports, playing volleyball and meeting the guys several nights a week to play basketball. Martin also coached his daughters in softball, soccer and basketball. He loved to play bridge with his wife, raised guppies, built furniture and enjoyed gardening. When he and Carol relocated to Florida, Martin took to walking on the beach and swimming in the ocean, no matter how cold the water. He went to the gym regularly and stayed in great shape.

Martin was a caring, generous and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was completely devoted to his family and loved spending time with his daughters. He was a good man, honest and non-judgemental, and maintained many relationships with friends whom he had known for decades.

Martin will be missed greatly by his family and friends. He is survived by his cherished wife of 56 years, Carol J. Frankel (nee Smenton), children, Debbie (Shawn) Flynn and Lynn Frankel (Ted Levendosky), grandchildren, Shane Flynn, Matthew Flynn, and Elena Levendosky. He was predeceased by his parents, Jean and Albert Frankel.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Monday, February 17, at 12 pm. Interment is Private.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 405 Williams Court, Suite 120, Baltimore, MD 21220.

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