Obituaries & Tributes
Donald "Don" Franklin
date of birth April 1 1930
date of death April 15 2020
Donald “Don” Franklin, age 90, passed away on April 15, 2020. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara, parents, Jack and Anne, and brother, Marvin. Don is survived by his daughter, Heidi Franklin, son-in-law, Jason Buchanan, and many caring cousins and friends. He leaves behind an abundance of people who loved him deeply.
He cherished the companionship of dear friends Robert “Bob” and Dottie Feldman, Jack Kay, Bernie Melmed, Layton Feiber, Carol Chiu, Dick and Jenny Osborne, and Sue and Charlie Scott.
Don enjoyed growing up and living in Columbus, Ohio and was a member of the South High School graduating class of 1949. He attended The Ohio State University and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Don deftly managed Norman’s Auto Glass for 23 years and enjoyed making a home in Bexley, Ohio, before retiring with his wife to Sarasota, Florida.
“Do the right thing,” was Don’s guiding principle, and he lived those words daily by always being present to support others.
A memorial service and interment will be held in Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, Don wishes for donations to be made to an organization supporting the houseless in your community.
12 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Danielle Vale, Donald Franklin.
Candle lit by Layton Feiber Rest in peace my friend.
Candle lit by The Goodeys Love to you all
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Candle lit by Andrea
Candle lit by Helen Duewel I will always treasure the stories you shared when you visited my home last summer. You are very missed, respected and remembered in love.
Candle lit by Michele Gurevitz I’m very honored that you were an important part of my life and have only wonderful memories of you and Barbara
Candle lit by Jason RIP
Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Meghan & Vicki Buchanan Don, you are greatly missed already. You were such a sweet man and a wonderful father to our Heidi. We know you are at peace now and that is a blessing.
Candle lit by Heidi Franklin Dad, I will love you always and forever. Rest now.
Candle lit by Idelle and Peter Cousin Donald was, and always will be, a blessing.