Frank Neal Sibley, 88, postal service worker

February 02, 2004

Frank Neal Sibley, a retired postal employee and amateur woodworker, died Jan. 26 of respiratory failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 88 and lived at Broadmead in Cockeysville.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Sibley attended Montebello Elementary School and was a Boy Scout. He graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1935, and began a longtime career in the U.S. Postal Service.

In 1938, he married Marian Halverson. The couple eventually settled in Towson.

He served for three years in the Navy as a postal clerk at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Port Deposit. After his discharge in 1947, he returned to work in Baltimore's main post office as an accountant, and later, superintendent of finance. He retired in 1972.

An active member of the Boumi Temple Shriners, he enjoyed furniture-making, golfing, fishing and sailing.

A memorial service was held Thursday at Ascension Lutheran Church in Towson.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Arlene Sibley of Salt Lake City; a son, Donald Sibley of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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