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Published: 6/25/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Frank Richard Stranahan, 1922-2013

Frank Richard Stranahan, who was born into a Toledo industrialist family and went on to combine privilege with talent and hard work to become the greatest amateur golfer in the world of his era, died Sunday in Hospice of Palm Beach County, Florida. He was 90. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Frank Stranahan at Heather Downs Country Club at age 19 in 1942. Enlarge Frank Stranahan at Heather Downs Country Club at age 19 in 1942.
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A young Frank Stranahan practices his putting. Enlarge A young Frank Stranahan practices his putting.
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Frank Stranahan, 14, was runner-up in the 1937 Germain Tournament. Enlarge Frank Stranahan, 14, was runner-up in the 1937 Germain Tournament.
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Frank Stranahan Jr. golfs in 1938. Enlarge Frank Stranahan Jr. golfs in 1938.
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Frank Stranhan, Jr. 1941. Enlarge Frank Stranhan, Jr. 1941.
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Frank Stranahan finds his ball in a water hazard. Enlarge Frank Stranahan finds his ball in a water hazard.
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A youthful and always athletic Frank Stranahan. Enlarge A youthful and always athletic Frank Stranahan.
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As an athlete, Frank Strahanan won body-building and weight-lifting championships well into his 70s. Enlarge As an athlete, Frank Strahanan won body-building and weight-lifting championships well into his 70s.
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Frank Stranahan follows the ball during a golf event. Enlarge Frank Stranahan follows the ball during a golf event.
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Frank Stranahan served served as an Army Air Corps pilot during World War II from autumn of 1943 to the spring of 1945. Enlarge Frank Stranahan served served as an Army Air Corps pilot during World War II from autumn of 1943 to the spring of 1945.
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Frank Stranahan golfing, July 29, 1948. Enlarge Frank Stranahan golfing, July 29, 1948.
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Frank Stranahan, seen here in 1960, won 51 amateur titles and six PGA Tour events. Enlarge Frank Stranahan, seen here in 1960, won 51 amateur titles and six PGA Tour events.
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Frank Stranahan won 51 amateur titles and six PGA Tour events. Enlarge Frank Stranahan won 51 amateur titles and six PGA Tour events.
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Frank Stranahan chats with his father, R.A. Stranahan, in 1955. R.A. founded Champion Spark Plug with his brother, Frank D. Stranahan. Enlarge Frank Stranahan chats with his father, R.A. Stranahan, in 1955. R.A. founded Champion Spark Plug with his brother,...
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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stranahan. Enlarge Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stranahan.
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Frank Stranahan with his wife Ann. Ann took up golf and reached the finals of the Toledo Women’s District Golf Association tournament. She went on to win 25 tournament titles and competed in several national and international tournaments. Enlarge Frank Stranahan with his wife Ann. Ann took up golf and reached the finals of the Toledo Women’s District Golf ...
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Frank Stranahan with his many trophies. Enlarge Frank Stranahan with his many trophies.
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Frank Stranahan won numerous bodybuilding and weightlifting competitions and was known to carry barbells with him early in his amateur golfing career. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Frank Stranahan won numerous bodybuilding and weightlifting competitions and was known to carry barbells with him early in his amateur ...
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Frank Stranahan ran in 102 marathons and was winning body-building and weight-lifting championships well into his 70s. Enlarge Frank Stranahan ran in 102 marathons and was winning body-building and weight-lifting championships well into his 70s.
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Frank Stranahan won numerous bodybuilding and weightlifting competitions. Enlarge Frank Stranahan won numerous bodybuilding and weightlifting competitions.
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Frank Stranahan with his wife Ann, left, and Mrs. Barbara Stranahan Holmyard. Enlarge Frank Stranahan with his wife Ann, left, and Mrs. Barbara Stranahan Holmyard.
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This 'Muscle Builder' magazine featured Toledoan Frank Stranahan. It is part of the display of artifacts that once belonged to amateur golf champion Frank Stranahan at the Manor House at Wildwood Metropark Preserve. Enlarge | Buy This Photo This 'Muscle Builder' magazine featured Toledoan Frank Stranahan. It is part of the display of artifacts that once belonged to ...
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Frank Stranahan, seated, with his son Lance and daughter-in-law Debra Schindelman, at their wedding. Enlarge Frank Stranahan, seated, with his son Lance and daughter-in-law Debra Schindelman, at their wedding.
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From left, Frank Stranahan, Betty and Dr. Rex Hardin stand in front of Stranahan's trophies and enlarged photographs at a cocktail party at the Sylvania Country Club in 2001. Enlarge From left, Frank Stranahan, Betty and Dr. Rex Hardin stand in front of Stranahan's trophies and enlarged photographs at a ...
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