Leonard G. Frame, 83, of Eagle, a Chester County businessman, died Thursday, May 1, of kidney failure at his home.
Mr. Frame, an Upper Uwchlan Township resident, owned and operated Eagle Machinery Co. in Eagle for 42 years. He sold tractors, snowmobiles, and snow-removal equipment.
Born in Eagle, Mr. Frame grew up on a farm and graduated from West Chester High School in 1948. Farming - and things associated with it - was his passion.
"He loved his tractors," said his daughter, Marianne Frame Cook. "After high school, he went home and picked tomatoes."
In 1956, he married Alice Stanley. His family said the two had a loving relationship.
"They were admired by many as a couple always laughing and enjoying life, known affectionately as dancing partners and drinking buddies," his family said in a tribute.
Mr. Frame was a 60-year member of Mount Pickering Lodge 446, Free and Accepted Masons. He was a lifetime member of the Ludwig's Corner Fire Company. He was an Upper Uwchlan township supervisor and at one point chaired the council.
He was president of the Downingtown Chamber of Commerce in 1974 and 1975. In the 1970s, Mr. Frame volunteered as a baseball coach in the former Eagle league.
Surviving, in addition to his wife and daughter, are a son, David; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; three sisters, and many nieces and nephews. Four brothers and three sisters died earlier.
A viewing will be held at the James Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, and again from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 2440 Conestoga Rd., Chester Springs. A funeral service follows at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment is in the church cemetery.
Donations may be made to Ludwig's Corner Fire Company, 1325 N. Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore, Pa. 19343.