He was a retired materials equipment specialist for the former Olmsted Air Force Base and a former driver for Purolator Courier. He owned Frankie’s Music Shop in Elizabethtown and Polka Knights Café in Royalton, and he was an accordion player for his group “The Polka Knights” for over 60 years, playing for thousands of weddings and showers. He had auditioned for “The Arthur Godfrey Show” before the show went off the air. He also toured many Army and Marine bases in the South with his polka band, and had a TV show “Café Danube” on WHP Channel 55.
He was a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Enhaut, and he was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Roman Catholic Church, Swatara Township, and he was a Third Degree Member of St. Catherine Laboure Council of the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by a sister Margaret Ann “Peg” Tittiger.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Gloria J. Burkett Tittiger; a son Frank M. Tittiger of Paxtang; a sister Patricia Kendra and her husband Thomas of Lower Paxton Township; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday at St. Catherine Laboure Roman Catholic Church, Swatara Township, with the Rev. Neil S. Sullivan, his pastor, as celebrant.
Burial was in Middletown Cemetery.
Arrangements by Wiedeman Funeral Home, Steelton.
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