Mahlon Mundell Frankhauser
Mahlon Mundell Frankhauser
  • September 20, 1931 - July 10, 2017
  • Arlington, Virginia

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Mahlon M. Frankhauser
September 20, 1931 - July 10, 2017

We revered Mahlon as a remarkable man from whom we all learned many valuable lessons. Mahlon M. Frankhauser was a beloved husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, colleague and friend. His passions in life included dancing, practicing law, skiing, sailing, running, tennis, hiking, gardening, and being with family and friends. Nineteen years ago he proved himself to be the "miracle man" when he survived a traumatic brain injury. We are truly blessed to have had so many years with him.

Mahlon, from Shillington, PA, graduated from Albright College and University of Pennsylvania Law School after which he served in the Office of General Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He was appointed Chief of the Commission's Office of Criminal Reference in the Division of Trading and Markets and later was appointed Regional Administrator of the Commission's New York Regional office. Subsequently he joined the New York Stock Exchange as the Vice President and Deputy Director of its Department of Member Firms. He later became the Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of CBWL-Hayden Stone (now Smith Barney) and also spent many successful years in private practice as a securities and derivatives litigator and regulatory counsel with Kirkland, Ellis & Rowe; Barrett Smith Shapiro Simon & Armstrong (later Lord, Day & Lord, Barrett Smith), and completed his law career at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates). He authored a book on commodities regulation and co-authored a book on securities enforcement. Mahlon served as adjunct professor at St. John University School of Law, Catholic University Law School and Georgetown University Law Center. He was respected as a talented counselor, professor and expert witness, and always known for his ethics and kindheartedness.

His is survived by his loving wife Joan, his sister Deanne Sandt, along with his three children Scott (and wife Carolyn), Greg (and wife Patty) and Victoria, his eight grandchildren Reid, Tyler, Shannon, Tara, Bridget, Michael, Gianna and Kasey, and many friends and colleagues.

The family will receive friends at Murphy's Funeral Home on Thursday, July 13 1102 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046 from 5 - 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass and celebration of Mahlon's life will be held at St. Luke Catholic Church 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia 22101 on July 14 at 10:30 a.m. with a reception following in St. Luke's Flaherty Hall. Mahlon will be laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery in Waynesboro, Virginia. Donations in Mahlon's honor can be made to Brain Injury Services 8136 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 or