Obituary of Jason L. Franks
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Jason L. Franks, 89, of Cedarville died on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Born in Bridgeton to the late Theodore W. Franks and Thelma Hoffman Franks, Jason was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Marianne who passed 5 years ago. He was a resident of Cedarville all his life and served proudly as the Town’s mayor for 25 years. Jason was a graduate of Goldey Beacom College (School of Business) in Wilmington, DE, served as a U.S. Army Corporal (Tank Battalion) in Germany from 1954-1956 and continued in the Reserves through 1962. Prior to retirement, he was employed for 30 years as a Sales Representative with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Not being one to sit still he then spent another 23 years as a substitute teacher at Cedarville’s Myron L. Powell Elementary School. In his free time, he enjoyed going on cruises, snow skiing with his wife, painting and cutting the grass. More recently, he enjoyed spending time at the Seabrook and Cedarville Senior Centers. Jason loved his family and community and will be missed by all. He is survived by his two sons, David Franks and his wife, Cindy of Southborough, Massachusetts and Brett Franks and his wife, Judi of Richwood, New Jersey; and four grandchildren, Matthew, Jennifer, Jaden and Evan. Funeral services were held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment took place at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Cedarville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jason’s memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Delaware Valley Chapter, 2004 Sproul Road, Suite 208, Broomall, PA 19008. Written condolences can be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com
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