Henry G. Franklin|
Henry "Ardie" Franklin was born in New York City on August 29, 1920 and passed away at the age of 93 on December 25, 2013.
Ardie received his First Mate navigation license at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY and was decorated with many medals for his service in World War II. He survived Nazi air and torpedo attacks in pivotal battles in Russia and Germany and participated in preparations for the Battle of Normandy. He was a New York City police officer for 30 years and again was recognized on several occasions for his bravery. He was respected by all in the department where he served as a homicide detective and lieutenant in some of the most crime ridden areas of the city.
Ardie was a gifted athlete, excelling in baseball and football, and coached youth sports for many years. He was always willing to help others, was the life of the party, and left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Of course, you were always at risk of being a victim of his practical jokes and had to endure his plaid pants at holidays.
Above all, he was defined by his dedication to family. He is preceded in death by his first wife Andree; his sister Gloria; and brother Al. He is survived by his wife Colleen; brother, Wally; children, Hank (Dicki), Richard, Arthur "Corky", Amanda and Theresa (Carlos); grandchildren, Patrick, Rebecca, Ann, Joseph, Arthur Jr. "C.J." and Winter.
Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday, January 1st at 7 PM at
Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel
508 N 36th St, Seattle 98103
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 2nd at 10 AM at
Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle 98115
Remembrances may be made to the City of Ocean Shores Fire Department, 585 Point Brown Avenue NE, Ocean Shores, WA
Guestbook at harveyfuneral.com
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 29, 2013