Special Prayer Request: Remembering Leslie Frankenheimer

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“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” ~ Psalm 18:2

Each of us are given certain gifts, some of us are good at writing, some at mathematics, still others are good at teaching, but our dear sister in the Lord Leslie Frankenheimer was extraordinarily talented in the entertainment industry as a set director who was honored four times as an Emmy Award Winner. But she was also a loving and dear wife, mother, a gracious sister to her many brothers and sister, and a devout daughter to her parents bringing them honor and pride in all that she did in this life. Leslie was quick to donate her time and resources for many children at Ascension Catholic School, and helped her brother Neil McCarthy purchase various supplies for his students, which makes all the difference to all our children. Life is worth living by helping others, by being the best person you possibly can, and reach your hand out to touch those less fortunate than yourself, and our sister in Christ Jesus exemplified these qualities to the fullest.

We all will miss her deeply and as a world wide community we pray;

Almighty Father, eternal God, hear our prayers for Your daughter Leslie Frankenheimer whom You have called from this life to Yourself. Grant her light, happiness, and peace. Let her pass in safety through the gates of death and live forever with all Your saints in the light You promised to Abraham and to all his descendants in faith. Guard her from all harm and on that great day of resurrection and reward raise her up with all Your saints. Pardon her sins and give her eternal life in Your kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


To her surviving family members, everyone here at Listening Faithfully Community offer our condolences for your loss, and we offer this special prayer to help guide you through this troubled time. We all are with you in your grief;

O most wise and merciful Lord, Who hast ordained this life  as a passage to the future, confining our repentance to the time of our pilgrimage here, and reserving for hereafter the state of punishment and reward; vouchsafee to us who are yet alive, and have still the opportunity to reconciliation with Thee, the grace so to watch over all our actions, and to correct every slightest wandering from the true way of heaven, that we may not be surprised with our sins uncancelled, or our duties unfulfilled; but when our bodies shall go down in the grave, our souls may ascend to Thee, and dwell with Thee forever in the mansions of eternal bliss. Through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour. Amen.

Leslie Frankenheimer was a set decorator and four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner: for Carnivale (HB0), James Dean (TNT), Buddy Faro (CBS) and Max Headroom (ABC). Before transitioning to television, she worked on films with such luminaries as Ridley Scott, Francis Ford Coppola and John Landis. She attended UCLA, New York School of Interior Design and Art Center College of Design, majoring in space design. Prior to becoming a set decorator, she worked for A.C. Martin and Assoc. and Morganelli-Hume and Assoc., both architectural engineering firms. Frankenheimer has served on the Peer Group Executive Committee for Art Directors/Set Decorators, the Set Decorators Society of America and as co-chair of the Community Outreach Committee. She also served on the executive board for IATSE Local 44 representing the set decorators. A fourth-generation Los Angeleno, she and her husband, John Frankenheimer, an entertainment lawyer and co-chair of Loeb & Loeb LLC, have two wonderful adult children, Erin and Sean, both of whom are working in the entertainment industry.

Visitation & Rosary on Saturday Jan 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. (Rosary @ 6:00)
Memorial service Sunday Jan 27th @ 4:00 pm.

Both services will be at:
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial
1218 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

If you would like to make a donation in Leslie’s name, please send your donation to:
City of Hope
Memorial: Leslie Frankenheimer (HCT/Dr. Stephen Forman)
1055 Wilshire Blvd., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Attention: Britta Bucholz

Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA.

~Los Angeles Times Obituaries: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

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Brother Brian

Brother Brian currently serves within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic School System. He is currently in his twentieth year of teaching.

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