Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 04:55:31 :
Saturday, March 15, 1980
ANTHONY C. FRANKLIN
A funeral for Anthony C. Franklin of Novato, the first watchman at the Marin Civic Center, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the Redwood Chapel, Novato.
Franklin, 88, died Thursday in a Sonoma hospital after a long illness.
He was born in New York and worked as a printer in that state and New Jersey for 35 years. In 1954, he retired from the Ruther Press in New Jersey. He was a 50-year member of the Pressmanís Union.
He moved to Novato in 1960. He was a watchman at the Civic Center in Terra Linda from before it opened in 1962 until his retirement in 1966.
His wife, Helena, died in 1978. They were married 63 years.
He was a past president of the Novato Senior Citizens and the Novato Democratic Club. He was a disaster survey officer for the Novato Red Cross. He belonged to S.I.R.S., the Marin chapter of the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Garfield Council of New Jersey No. 56. He was a past district commissioner for the Boy Scouts of American in the East.
He is survived by a son, Joseph Franklin of Chicago; a brother, Clifford Franklin of New York; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Restland Memorial Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J.
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