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Franklin Selleck

1933 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
SELLECK, FRANKLIN G. Franklin George Selleck, 80, of Portland, husband of Mary Faith (Peppard) Selleck, passed peacefully in his home on Tuesday April 1, 2014. He was the son of the late Harold George and Anna (Dujay) Selleck. Franklin was born April 5, 1933, in Middletown and was a graduate of Middletown High School. Franklin was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with high honors in mathematics and science, and received numerous awards. Franklin graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, as well as his Masters of Science in Engineering. Franklin was a fraternity member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Franklin moved to Portland, Connecticut, in 1963, where he built/designed his own home. Franklin was employed for 30+ years by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft where he was manager of Instrumentation and Development. During his employment he made several major contributions to the Jet Age, which included two patents retained by Pratt and Whitney. Franklin was a Masonic member, a Shriner Jester and he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during Vietnam. Franklin made numerous donations to many charities and enjoyed dabbling in the financial market. He enjoyed his homes and was an avid gardener, a devoted father and a loving grandfather. His grandchildren were the light of his life in his elder years. Besides his wife, he leaves his children Jean-Ann Selleck and her fiancé, Sean Williams, and Walter Selleck and his wife, Kathy; a daughter-in-law, Joan Wadsworth Selleck; a sister, Elizabeth Jean Roy; grandchildren, Gus Franklin Selleck and Nicholas Luke Selleck; niece, Joann Kilmartin and her husband, William; and nephew, Chester Kokoszka and his wife, Laura. He was predeceased by a son, Scott Franklin Selleck; and by a sister, Anna Louise Stevens. Funeral services will be held Saturday April 5, 2014, at 11 a.m at Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St., Portland. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a . To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.portlandmemorialfh.net
Published in middletownpress on Apr. 3, 2014
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