Richard Knight Franklin, 85, died February 14. He was born in Danbury, November 14, 1927, the son of Arthur R. Franklin and Lola (Hatch) Franklin.
Three children, Richard Kane Franklin of Newtown, Kathleen Franklin Cossa of Port St Lucie, Fla., and Carol Franklin Coleman, of Paxton, Mass.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren survive him.
Mr Franklin attended Danbury High School, then enlisted in the United States Navy, serving in World War II. He received an honorable discharge.
A private memorial service will be held in Danbury, at the convenience of his family.