Franklin L. Elmer

ELMER Franklin L. Elmer, FAIA, FAICP, age 69, of Columbus, Ohio died at his home on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Frank was a nationally recognized architect, planner, and educator, and was a founding partner of Lincoln Street Studio, a firm which he led with his wife and partner Ruth M. Gless, AIA. His work has been recognized with numerous local and regional awards and he was a Fellow in both the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Certified Planners. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University in 1966; was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity; and earned a Master of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University in 1967. He was born in Huron, Ohio and preceded in death by his parents Franklin Leroy and Helen Nagy Elmer. He is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Ruth Gless; daughters, Anne DeVoe (Keith) of Upper Arlington and Sydney McComas (Peter) of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Madeleine DeVoe, Andrew DeVoe, Ella McComas, Patrick McComas, and Liam McComas; and first wife, Ruth Ann Newcomer. Family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2012 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and University Center; 30 West Woodruff Avenue; Columbus, Ohio where immediately following visitation, friends are invited to attend a service of prayer and meditation. The memorial tribute and immurement will be held in January, 2013.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2012