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Franklin, George
George Fitzroy Franklin, Sr., of Columbus, passed away December 25, 2017. Born in Guyana, South America, George immigrated to the United States where he earned degrees from Morgan State University, Long Island University, and The Ohio State University. He taught at Central State University, in Wilberforce, OH, and held several other positions of employment in Columbus, but ultimately retired from the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center in 2001. Predeceased by parents, Sylvanus and Ambrozene Franklin, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. Survived by wife Joan; son George Jr.; sisters, Jean Austin and Gloria Franklin; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held Friday, January 5, 2018 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. Condolences may be expressed to the Franklin family at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 7, 2018
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