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Franklin Paul Harkins

1936 - 2018 Notice Condolences
Franklin Paul Harkins Notice
On Sunday, June 10, 2018, Franklin Paul Harkins, age 81, retired dairy farmer of Forest Hill, MD, passed away. He was predeceased by his former wife, Jane E. Harkins, and was the beloved father of their children, Jeffrey Harkins, Beverly Rhodes and her husband Eric, Jason Harkins and his wife Jessica, and the late Nathan Harkins. He was also the beloved grandfather of Nathan Rhodes, Nicholas Rhodes, and Ellie Grace Harkins. In addition, Franklin was the beloved husband of the late Maureen E. Harkins and is survived by her children, Donna J. Rassa-Hopka, Wendy Myers, and Edward "Jay" Rassa III and his wife Kristin; her grandchildren, Michael Wachter, Kelly Nicole Rassa, Ryan Rassa, Jake Rassa, and the late Matty Wachter III; and her great-grandchildren, Mason R. Kane and Hunter M. Kane. He was also the caring brother of Gerald Harkins and the late Bernard Harkins and Willis Harkins, and he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Franklin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was a successful dairy farmer for many years, and had many hobbies, including raising draft horses, hunting, fishing, flying planes, gardening, and traveling. Franklin's life will be honored at the family-owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services - Bel Air, 3 Newport Dr. (Rts 23 & 24 - Forest Hill) on Sunday, June 17, 2018, from 7 to 9 PM. A gathering will be held prior to the funeral service on Monday, June 18, from 10 to 11 AM, where the service will begin at 11 AM. Interment will be at Bel Air Memorial Gardens.
Published in Baltimore Sun from June 13 to June 15, 2018
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