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Francis Bernard Rauch, III, 62

December 04, 2017

Francis Bernard Rauch III of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 62, passed away Monday, December, 04, 2017 at home surrounded by those he loved. For two years, Frank remained optimistic in the face of adversity. He fought bravely during that time against a terminal diagnosis, an anaplastic astrocytoma. He was overwhelmed daily with the outpouring of love and support from both family and friends.
Born March 14, 1955, in St Louis, Missouri to Frank and Josephine Rauch (both deceased), Frank is survived by his loving wife Janise; daughter Amanda; son-in-law, Jon Miller; son Frank; daughter-in-law, Natalie; adored grandchildren, Frankie and Katie; sisters, Kathie (Herb) Dill, Mary (Steve) Otto, Ellen L. Anderson, Sally (Darryl) Haddox, Martha (Richard) Brueggemann and Molly (John) Dawson; many nieces and nephews; Frank’s beloved in-laws, the family of John and Joan Piontek; many friends; colleagues; and especially dear friends, Mike and Debbie Valentini. Frank was preceded in death by the loss of his sister Jo Ann Rauch of Portland, Oregon.
Frank was the President and CEO of Apex Advertising, a company he started over two decades ago, a business he treasured, filled with people that brought him true joy. Frank maintained a zeal for life, fond of golf, wine, travel and laughter with friends. He lived passionately and gave all of himself in every endeavor. Frank was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a proud grandfather.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Saturday, December, 09, 2017 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 East Orange Street, Lancaster. Friends and family will be received from 9:30-11AM prior to the mass at the church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Kindly omit flowers. Contributions in Frank’s memory are asked to be made to Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or at www.hospiceandcommunitycare.org.

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December 11, 2017

Rest in Peace my friend, so sad to see a GREAT man leave us so soon.  My thoughts and prays to Janise and family…Stay STRONG!!
Brian Ceribelli

December 11, 2017

Frank was one of the group we ran around with in highschool, he was a great guy,kind with a hearty laugh. Time does go to quickly and as with the death of anyone you have known it is a reminder of the gift it is and to use it wisely and lovingly.Your family is in our thoughts.Dr Dale and Micki Fischer 

December 09, 2017

Janise & family our deepest sympathies!   So many good memories of many years gone by in our younger years.  God Bless your family now & always.  You are in our prayers.  
Dan & Karen Skornia 

December 09, 2017

Sincere condolences to your family. Frank was a true gentleman  and a wondeful business partner and friend. I am so sorry I could not make the service today. He treated everyone like family. He will be missed dearly and thought about forever. He fought the tough battle and may he rest in Peace.  
Don Metcalf  Penske

December 09, 2017

Although I only knew Frank for 5 years the impression he left with me will last my lifetime.
I enjoyed his company so much and will miss our conversations about life and business. He will always be one of my favourite people.
My condolences to his family and friends.
Steve Cook from Toronto

December 09, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences. Frank and I met at Conestoga CC and shared some great competition and stories. He was always very gracious and generous. Unfortunately, illness prevents me from attending the viewing. 
Gods strength to you all.
Chuck Lepisto

December 08, 2017

Dear Janice, Amanda, and Frankie,
I’m so sorry for your loss.  Thoughts and prayers for all of you!  I’ll always remember all our fun times at your house when I was younger.  Love to all of you!
Love,
Laurie (Williams) and Todd Knutsen
 
 

December 08, 2017

to the Piontek and Rauch families, Tom and I send our love to you and our sorrow at the passing of Frankie. A funloving man with a great smile who will be missed by all who knew him. 
Love and support to you. Tom and Jane Dill

December 08, 2017

So sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. The Huesken family offers their thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Let us know if we can help in any way.  Gerry Huesken

December 07, 2017

Dear Janice, Frank, Amanda, Rauch and Piontek families,
I am so very sorry for your loss.  He was a joyful guy. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
-Jennifer (Filla) Hilgard

December 07, 2017

I am very sorry for your loss.  Frank was always great to work with and I loved his funny stories about the good ole days.  My sincere condolences – Tony Limetti

December 07, 2017

Our deepest condolences to Rauch family. Very sad to hear of this news. Rest in Peace. 
Kathy DiFrancesco, SnugZ USA 

December 07, 2017

Janice, Amanda Frank and family.
So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing.
He will be missed by all.
What a great guy.
Doug & Toni

December 07, 2017

God bless this wonderful man and his family during this time of sorrow! The kindness, generosity, and loyalty this gentle giant showed me though out the years of working together will be held closely to my heart.  My deepest sympathy to his family. 
Kellie Claudio, Sweda USA 

December 07, 2017

Frank had an amazing gift of making everyone around him laugh and smile.
He made everyone a better person as a result of that gift & touched so many people’s lives.
Our prayers are with your family. Joe & Julie Harriger
 
 

December 07, 2017

So sorry for your loss Janise, will keep the Rauch and Piontek familie in my prayers.  
Joanie McDermott- Cooke

December 06, 2017

So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing and my prayers are there for Janise and the family. I knew Frank through Facilis and the industry.  He was a good, kind man with a big heart and a great laugh. He will be missed. Vaya con dios, my friend.
 

December 06, 2017

May the good times, laughs and memories heal your sorrows.  Our sympathy to the Rauch and Piontek Families.    Dottie & Annie Bolzenius

December 06, 2017

My condolences to the family. Frank was one of my first supporters when I started Cap America. Good guy and fellow Missouian. Rest In Peace my friend. 
Phil Page
 

December 06, 2017

My condolences to Janise and all the family and friends. I worked with Frank for years through Penske. He always cared and asked about people we knew together. Always ready for anything, he surly enjoyed life and his family. Frank was a great business man and a friend and will be missed by many.  May he rest in peace.
 David Hilliard
 
 

December 06, 2017

My thoughts and prayers to Frank’s family. Frank made you feel like a long time friend from the first time you met him. He was a real gentleman. He spoke often of his family and I know he will be deeply missed.
Chris Anderholm

December 06, 2017

To the Rauch family,
Frank is the reason my company exists today. He went out on a limb and gave us his trust and helped us get to where we’re at today. We owe it all to him. We enjoyed all of the time we worked with him at Apex and cannot express our gratitude enough. The staff he surrounded himself with is a direct reflection of his unquestionably upstanding character and dedication to excellence. 
 
Alex Borten & Doug Murray

December 06, 2017

So sorry to hear, ..Kathy and I had the pleasure of having Janice and Frank and some of their close friends come and visit us in Banff. They enjoyed the Canadian Rockies, tried out Dog Sledding, and of course, all of us enjoyed Franks’ humor, and his love of life which was obvious while we all enjoyed good food and wine.
Janice, our prayers are with you and your family.
Bill and Kathy Squarebriggs

December 06, 2017

We are very sorry for your loss.  Frank was a good friend and highly respected colleague, and we will miss him greatly.  Our prayers are with your family.  Randy, Laurie, & Chris Spring
 

December 06, 2017

We are very sorry for your loss. Me and Eric are  glad we had the pleasure of meeting Frank through Amanda. He was always welcoming and warm each time we saw him. 
Amanda, sending warm thoughts and love to you and your family at this difficult time.
Lisa and Eric Musser
 
 

December 06, 2017

To the Rauch Family:  My heartfelt love and prayers are with all of you.  May you feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you, surrounding you with His love, comfort and peace.  God bless you.

December 06, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to all!  May God bless  you!
Keith and Ann Richardson

December 05, 2017

I knew Frank through Penske. Frank was a quality person. It showed in how he conducted business, in how he loved his family, and how he enjoyed life. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Steve Tuleya

December 05, 2017

So sorry for your loss! You’re in our thoughts and prayers! Dave & Ann Kopp

December 05, 2017

Bill and I are so sorry for the family and friends of Frank. This is such a shame, he fought a tough battle. Diann (Straatman) and Bill Whitacre. 

December 05, 2017

So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to his family.

December 05, 2017

Frank was an amazing business partnership to work with! Never was there a time that we talked that he didn’t ask how I was and how my family was before we talked business. He had a great laugh and a warm heart. 
—Tara Reinhart, Penske

December 05, 2017

Our deepest sympathy for Janise and all of Frank’s family and friends. Growing up in Washington near the Rauch family was the best! ReRe and Mike Noelke
 

December 05, 2017

So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was in my class in High School.  Prayers for his family. May he rest in peace. 

December 05, 2017

Our condolences to the Rauch and Piontek families. Frank was one of the last gentleman in our industry that also loved to have fun. He will be missed by many.
Steve and Mindy Heidmann

December 05, 2017

Kate and I are so very sorry for his untimely loss. May he rest in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus. We will see him again.

December 05, 2017

Have fond memories of Frank as a young man. I was very sorry to hear of his passing.
 
Ruth Noelker

December 05, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to the Rauch & Piontek families! Thoughts & prayers are with you all!   God Bless each & everyone of you!     
                   Gary & Karen Unnerstall 

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Saturday, December 09, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
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