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Jerome Franklin

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Jerome Franklin Obituary
icon Jerome D. Franklin, P.E., civil engineer, age 90, at rest April 26, 2014. Loving husband for 65 years of Jeanette, nee Grossman. Cherished father of Steven (Cindy) Franklin, Jonathan (Linda) Franklin, Charles (Marcia) Franklin, and Judith (Ernest) Simon. Proud grandfather of Jeremy (Tori), Andrew (Alexandra), Elizabeth, Ari, Clara, Dori, Sam, Adam, and Derek Franklin, Noah and Leonard Simon. Doting great-grandfather of Hannah, Joseph, and Ashton. Fond uncle, thoughtful mentor and loyal friend of many. Graduate of Weequahic High School (Newark, NJ), Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT) and Yale University. Over 20 years, led challenging civil engineering and advisory projects under US and UN auspices in South Vietnam, East Pakistan, Indonesia, Ghana and Sudan. First Traffic Engineer for the City of Grand Rapids MI; ultimately Director of Public Works for the City of Madison WI. Memorial Services Monday 12 Noon, April 28, 2014 at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 Dempster, Skokie, IL 60076. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Israel, www.tbiskokie.org, New Jersey Institute of Technology www.njit.edu, or St. Joseph's Indian School www.stjo.org . Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847-229-8822, www.cjfinfo.com .

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2014
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