Thomas James Franklin Jr.

Jul 22, 2014

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: cbea31113@msn.com.