Robert Matthew Franz

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Robert Matthew Franz

AGE: 72 • Largo, FL

Robert Matthew Franz, 72, of Largo, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2013, as he was enjoying a trip to the Caribbean with his wife and friends aboard Princess Cruise Lines Emerald Princess. Robert was born Feb. 9, 1941 in Nixon, NJ to Ethel and Matthew Franz. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1958. He served 4 years in the U.S Navy and was honorably discharged in 1962.

Robert retired as Captain of Patrol for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1988. He also enjoyed a second career as a travel agent. Robert & Marilyn moved to Florida permanently in 2006. Robert's favorite things were fishing, gardening, tending to his orchids and cruising.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 ½ years, Marilyn, and his family, Kathleen & Eric Silverman of Bedminster, NJ and Jennifer & Nick Ioannou of Jacksonville, FL, and his granddaughter, Victoria Ioannou.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo, FL 33770.

Published in Home News Tribune on Apr. 18, 2013
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