Calvin F. Fravel

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, January 20, 1925
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

 WOOSTER - Calvin F. (Cal) Fravel (95) passed away July 8, 2020 at Danbury Senior Living, with family present. He was born in Maurertown, VA on January 20, 1925 to John William (Will) Fravel and Sallie E Gochenour. Cal graduated from Toms Brook High School in 1942 and joined the Navy, serving during WWII from 1943-45. As part of his Naval Aviator cadet training, he attended the College of Wooster and the University of Iowa. While in Wooster, he met the love of his life, Mary Parker at an USO event. They were married December 1, 1946 in Wooster where they began their life together. Following a number of years in the sheet metal and roofing business, Cal started and owned his business, Fravel Sheet Metal, for nearly 30 years. He then worked for Wayne County as a Building Inspector for 13 years, retiring in 1990.

Cal was a near lifelong member of Central Christian Church where he was recognized as a Life Deacon. Among community activities, he served as President of the Jaycees, Exalted Ruler of the Elks, a member of the Lions Club and Builders Exchange. Cal served 13 years at Meals Together and was a regular walker at the Gault. He enjoyed flying, fishing, dining out, and giving back as well as spending time together with his extended family that included Maxine's children and their families.

Following the death of Mary, his wife of 52 years, Cal married the new love of his life, Maxine Walter on March 11, 2000. They were life partners and traveled extensively for much of their 20+ years together. They resided in their home in Bayberry Cove where Cal served the association as a trustee for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine, son, John (Helen) Fravel, son, Robert (Brenda) Fravel both of Wooster; grandchildren, Jennifer (Rick) Binelli of Wilmington, MA, Bethann (Jason) Seibold of Minerva, OH, Shawn (Bailey) Fravel of Denver, CO, Brittney (Jamie) Horvath of Dublin, OH, , Brian Fravel (Wendy) of Cambridge, ON Canada, Ben (Brittany) Fravel of Lakewood, OH, and Tyler (Molly) Fravel of Westminster, CO, and 10 great-grandchildren of OH, MA, and CO. Also surviving are Cal's step children Kathy and David Lenninger. Dan and Jody Walter, Julie and Jeff Gilson and each of their families. One sister in law, Bonnie Parker, survives in Wooster.

Along with his parents, Cal was preceded in death by his wife Mary in 1998 and 7 siblings and their spouses.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no calling hours.             

 A private family service will be held at Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster with the Rev. Glen Schory officiating.  Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.  The service will be live streamed on the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Facebook page on July 18, 2020 starting at 11:00 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make memorial contributions may be directed to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or Meals Together, PO Box 1302, Wooster, OH 44691. 

Cal had been a loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather who gave his best-He WILL BE MISSED and was loved by all!!

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

 

Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make memorial contributions may be directed to Central Christian Church, 407 N Market St. Wooster, OH 44691 or Meals Together PO Box 1302  Wooster, Oh 44691 in memory of Calvin F. Fravel. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.mcintierbradhamsleek.com

Visitation: 

No calling hours

Service: 

Private family services will be held

Condolences

John and Helen; and the rest of the family,

Sara and I wanted to let you all know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Cal was special and will now be reunited with your Mom. May God bless all of you always.

Smitty and Sara

John & family: you are in my prayers. Cal was a wonderful man & we enjoyed walking with him at the Gault when he was able. He was such fun & his smiling face will be missed.

So glad for the life of Cal and all he leaves here. Such a unique hardworking man who served his country with great honor. We know he will be missed by all people who were fortunate enough to have known him

I was fortunate enough to have worked for Cal at Fravel Sheet Metal in the 70's. Such a nice man and a great boss.

Maxine, I want you to know how much you and Cal mean to me and I can’t express how much you both enhanced my life and made me believe in people again. You were the kindest neighbors and people I have ever known. I loved Cal so much and the hardest thing about leaving Wooster was moving away from both of you. My deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family.
All our love, Lisa and Lexi

Maxine, I want you to know how much you and Cal mean to me and I can’t express how much you both enhanced my life and made me believe in people again. You were the kindest neighbors and people I have ever known. I loved Cal so much and the hardest thing about leaving Wooster was moving away from both of you. My deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family.
All our love, Lisa and Lexi

So sorry for your loss John. I will keep your mom and your family in my prayers. It's hard losing a parent no matter what our age is.

Cal will be missed. He was the maintenance director when I first moved to Wooster years ago. He was always willing to help anywhere needed not only for me but every body. You have my sympathy.

I first met Cal at his sheet metal shop many years ago. Within minutes of meeting Cal I noticed that he was a man of humility. Humble, caring, very smart, teacher and he loved big band music! He taught me how to make ductwork and various sheet metal fittings, some of which I still have not mastered yet today. I remember him telling me early on," son, if you can't visualize it, you can't make it". Lord the fittings I've seen him make would boggle the mind! By the way, I came to appreciate big band music and still listen to it today............and think of Cal.

As we go through this life we learn to appreciate the great friends of our lives and how they help form our attitudes and outlooks on life. Cal was one of those great guys who just naturally touched the hearts and lives of others. Cal will be missed and not forgotten.

I am so sorry for your loss. I spoke with your father, father in law, on occasion
At Danbury while visiting my folks. My father also served in the Navy during WWII.. I did realize the connection to you. He was a lovely man. I am sure you will miss him.

Dear Aunt Maxine,John,Bob, Helen and Brenda,
Our deepest sympathies! I am sure he will be missed by many. I am remembering the wonderful times we had at the family reunions. We remember his smile and his sense of fun. We enjoyed listening to the stories mom told about Uncle Calvin when all of them were young. Sending our love.

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Our deepest sympathy on Cal's passing. We know his passing was anticipated but it is always difficult when it happens. Memories of Cal always brings a smile to our faces. Veteran / pilot, business entrepreneur/ building inspector, Father / grandfather / Husband, and friend to more than half of Wooster. He did it all and he did it well.

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