Longtime Westchester resident Frank Jahn, Sr. passed away Tuesday, July 3rd, at the age of 86.
Born in San Diego, Jahn and his family migrated to Los Angeles, where he graduated from Loyola High School.
While serving as a medic in the European Theater during World War II, Jahn was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge.
For his valor, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He later received the French Liberation Medal from the French Government for his participation in D-Day and the liberation of France.
He was an active member of St. Anastasia Catholic Parish in Westchester for over 60 years. Jahn was involved in the construction of the original church at an abandoned water pumping station and also served as a member of the usher corporation at the present church on Lincoln Boulevard.
His family said he loved serving his community and was an active part of many community committees.
Most recently, Jahn was heavily involved in the Westchester Senior Citizen Center, his family said.
He is survived by his wife Mary, his four children, nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family says that any memorials may be sent to the Disabled Veteran’s Association, Disabled American Veterans National Service Foundation, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.