Frank A. Franklin, M.D.

Frank A. Franklin, M.D., 84, of Norwood since 1957, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy.  Loving father of Karen McSherry and her husband Brian of Norwood, Theresa Franklin-Bond and her husband David of Northvale, Dr. James and his wife Annette of Nutley, John and his wife Carol of North Caldwell, RoseMarie Franklin and her wife Jill Scully of Succasunna and Francine Hoyt and her husband David of Glen Rock.  Cherished grandfather of Katie, Danielle, Matthew, Claire, John Anthony, Victoria, Kayla, Hannah, Jacob, Elizabeth and Elena.  Dear brother of the late Rose DeBenedetto.  Also survived by Catherine “Kitty” Schappert, his longtime office manager and dear family friend.

Dr. Franklin practiced family and occupational medicine in the Northern Valley
since 1957 and had just retired in March of this year. He was one of the founding physicians of Pascack Valley Hospital and for a number of years he served as Chief of Staff. Dr. Franklin also served the local communities by serving as borough physician for many years.

Besides his love of family, Dr. Franklin enjoyed owning and racing standardbred horses, mainly pacers.  He and his wife Dorothy loved to travel, especially to Rome, Italy where he received his medical degree.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.  Visiting hours are Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northvale or Norwood Volunteer Fire Departments would be greatly appreciated.