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“He used to carry his weights in a suitcase,” Palmer said. “He’d get the bellman to carry the luggage to his room, but it was so heavy they couldn’t lift it.”

Stranahan married the former Ann Williams in 1953. She became an accomplished amateur golfer until her death in 1975 from cancer. They had three sons _ Frank Stranahan Jr., who died in 1966 at age 11 from bone cancer; and James, who died in 1977. Stranahan is survived by his third son, Lance.