May 17, 2008
TOLEDO — Thomas James Franklin Jr. died May 17, 2008.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, he attended Central Catholic High & finished his senior year at St. Paul’s in Norwalk in 1947.
After serving in the Air Force, he moved his family to San Diego, graduated from SDSU with a MA in Education. He was a highly revered teacher. Tom devoted his life to the Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by 5 children; siblings Elizabeth (Paul) Hipp, Charles (Ardyth) Franklin and Edward (Maryellen) Franklin, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grand children.
He was preceded in death by daughter Terri Marie, great-grand-daughter Katcia Trudell and by the love of his life Shirley (Baumer) Franklin. Dad was a devoted and loving husband, father and friend. Services were in San Diego. E-mails may be sent to his eldest child: [email protected].