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Richard Lows Franklin ’40

Published in Apr. 3, 1991, issue

MEDICAL SURGEON Dick Franklin, who made his home in Waldwick, NJ. died Jan. 7, 1990. Dick prepared at Newark Academy, graduated from Princeton with chemistry honors, roomed with Dick Kitto, and was a member of Gateway. After receiving his M.D. in 1941 from Columbia P. & S., he joined the Army Medical Corps and served during the Korean conflict.

Dick's career commenced at the Fairmount Hospital in Jersey City, where he eventually was presidenta position held earlier by his father. He then presided over the merger of Fairmount and North Hudson Hospital, to form West Hudson Hospital, and became its medical director. Later on he was director of surgery at the Jersey City Medical Center.

Dick is survived by his widow, Joan; five children; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Joanne. The Class extends its heartfelt sympathy to them all at the loss of this Princetonian who devoted so much of his time and energy to the medical profession and others' well-being.

In recalling his lasting friendship with Dick Franklin, Dick Kitto has written, "He was strongwilled, had a great sense of humor, was an avid tennis player in college, and did not like to be beaten. He will be missed."

The Class of 1940

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