The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

November 16, 2013

John N. Franks

ASHTABULA — Uncle John Nelson Franks passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Silver Sands Assisted Living In Ashtabula, Ohio, surrounded by family.

John was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Shanty Town, Crucible, Pa., to Edward Franklin Franks and Evelyn H. Reagan Franks. He was a 1950 graduate of Cumberland Township High School and was a drum major in the Cumberland Township High School Marching Band. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He worked at Willard Battery in Cleveland, Ohio and Kansas City, Mo.; Stouffer Frozen Foods, as a production manager, traveling extensively setting up their new broccoli and cheese lines in California and Illinois. He returned to Eastlake, Ohio, where he helped set up their new plant in Solon. He then went to work at General Foods as production manager; and for the cities of Boston and Pittsburgh, setting up their school lunch programs. Tiring of being in management and the food industry, he went to work at CEI in Cleveland, Ohio, as a plant electrician and retired in 1990. After retirement, he owned and operated Uncle John’s Restaurant in Andover, Ohio.

John enjoyed dancing, gardening, traveling, cooking and playing games on his computer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene Franks; step-father, Earl Blevins; step-brother, Ardiste Blevins; step-sisters, Nadine Stevens and Avenell Ledgerton; nephews, Gene M. Franks Jr. and John Grant Franks; nieces, Debra Ann Franks and Sandra Kay Metz; and a great-nephew, Alvin Lee Hill.

He is survived by a brother, Grant (Garnet) Franks of Carmichaels, Pa.; sisters, Dorothy McCombs of Andover, Ohio and Portia (Hymie) Fullgrabe of Springfield, Ill.; and step-sisters, Mary Jo Rutkosky of Rices Landing, Pa. and Pauline Garvin of LaGrange, Ky. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Dawn (David) Hill and Deanna (Joe) DiBell, both of Andover, Ohio, Debra Tuckish of Ashtabula, Ohio, Donald (Michele) Tuckish of West Palm Beach, Fla., Dennis (Roxanne) Tuckish of Coral Springs, Fla., Beth (Bill) Eggemeyer of Monticello, Ill., Will Fullgrabe of Wakeman, Ohio, and David (Kathy) Franks and Michael Franks, both of Carmichaels, Pa.

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