Franklin Knisely died 2008
Can anyone inform me of the ancestry of this man? The Staniks were in Lorain Co., OH in 1930 but I don't see George or Mildred.
The Chronicle Telegram
12 Aug. 2008
Franklin R. Knisely
Franklin R. Knisely, 74, passed away peacefully Sunday August 10, 2008 at his home in Elyria. He was under the care of the Cleveland Clinic Hospice. He was born on September 10, 1933 in Lorain, to George and Mildred (Stanik) Knisely. He had lived in Elyria since 1974.
Franklin served in the Navy during the Korean Conflct between 1952 to 1954.
He retired in 2000 from Metals USA in N. Canton, where he was a steel salesman. Previously he had worked at American Tank & Fabricating in Cleveland and the Thew Shovel Co. in Lorain.
His hobbies were golfing and swimming and attending Cleveland Browns and Indians games. Franklin lived in Sheffield Lake from 1960 to 1974, where he was very active at St. Thomas’ Church and had the honor of being named Holy Name Man of the Year for 1971. He was also general manager of youth baseball and started a fund to raise money for uniforms for basketball teams at St. Thomas School.
Franklin is survived by his wife of 49 years and 11 months, Janet (nee Crawford); daughter, Lisa J. Knisely of Elyria; sons Kirk M. Knisely of Lorain, Ken P. Knisely of Houston, Texas; brother, George Knisely of Summerfield, Florida; sister, Amelia Moldovan of Vero Beach, Florida; aunt, Mary; and uncle, Ed Kelly of Vermillion; seven nieces and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by both parents; brother, James J. Knisely; and uncle, Steve Stanik.
Friends will be received Wednesday. August 13, 2008 from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Misencik Funeral Home, 36363 Detroit Road, Avon, where a Funeral Service will be on Thursday, August 14, 2008 10 A.M. at the funeral home, followed by interment at St Joseph Cemetery, 32789 Detroit Rd, Avon. The family suggests contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105