FRANKLIN, Earl R. Age 80. Beloved husband of 57 years to Patricia (nee Elco). Dearest father of Linda Davis (Douglas). Dear grandpa of Kristen and Nicholas. Loving brother of Jerry Franklin (Becky). US Army Veteran.
Funeral service, Monday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. at ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL ROAD, PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW). Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION SUNDAY, 2-4 AND 6-8 p.m.
Messages of Condolence
“Little Earl” was a family frien from over 70 years ago. His parents, Mayme and Earl, went with my parents, Joe and Marie Manak, to Niagara Falls on my parents honeymoon. Earl and I grew up together for at least ten years. He was three years and one day older than I,Some of my memories include: White’s Landing at Sandusky Bay. Franklins going to Put-in-Bay, the little home on Wichita with the play house in back where Thad lived for a while, the “Little Big” book collection of Earl’s, Betty Boop Books, Duck dinners of Mayme’s. Borscht, The Granny Square afghan on the couch, Famuily illness of Rabbit Fever from eating rabbits.
I haven’t seen nor heard a thing about the Franklins since the deaths of their parents. I know Jerry married a Lourdes girl in my sister Alice’s class. My two sisters and I went to Lourdes ’50-’54 and ’63.
I want to offer my sympathy on your loss of husband, brother, father, grandpa and my friend “Little Earl”.
You are in my prayers. Please send me a holy card
Joan MANAK Eisenmann
Uncle Earl….Many fun memories are attached to that name in my heart. I will always cherish ALL of them, just like I did yesterday, today and forever…those memories have a solid and “ever-standing” position in my heart that can’t ever be taken away. Playing the piano (or pumping the pedals), playing penny poker together at the dining room table, the dinners we had had together and the quirky things that were always said….there are so many….I’m grateful to have known Uncle Earl for the years that I did. You will always be remembered.
To Aunt Pat- hang in there…My memories include you too! Please know that you too have that special “ever-standing” position in my heart. Even though I’m so far away right now, my thoughts, my prayers and my heart are all right there with you. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God protect your hurting heart right now and wrap His warm loving arms around you for comfort.
~~Sending you my love~~ Susan Marie Franklin-Brown
R.I.P great uncle Earl <3