Franklin D. Harry

Feb 16 1943
Apr 19 2017
74 Years
Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Franklin D. Harry, 74, of Downingtown, passed away on Wednesday, April 19th at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of Joy A. Harry, with whom he shared 58 plus years of marriage.  

Born in West Chester, Franklin was the son of the late Pearl Ruth (Estheimer) Harry and Lester W. Harry, Sr.  An area resident his entire life, he worked for Amtrak in the Maintenance and Weigh Dept. as a Heavy Equipment Operator for 30 years, retiring in 2007; and earlier in life he worked as a contractor.

He was married in the Romansville United Methodist Church.  He was a member of many social clubs, including the Coatesville Moose, and the West Caln and Atglen Sportsman's Clubs.  

Franklin is survived, in addition to his wife, by his daughter, Pearlann Spencer, wife of Paul, of Morgantown; two grandsons and one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; a niece Darlene and family of Alta Loma, CA; and a nephew Howard Taylor of Downingtown.  

He was predeceased by his two brothers, Lester Harry Jr. and Thomas Estheimer.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 12th at 11 AM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa. followed by interment in the Fairview Cemetery.  The visitation will be from 10 until 11 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Franklin's memory to "Abramson Cancer Center"
Attn: Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309 

Online condolences can be posted at 

Service Date: 
May 12 2017 - 11:00am


I am so sorry to hear of your Dad passing.  God bless you and your mom in this time.  Wendy Gearhart

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I am so very sorry for the loss of your father.  From all of the stories you told us, he was clearly a lovely man who will be missed by all of those who knew him.  My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.  PLease let me know if you need anything.


My sincere condolences,


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So sorry to hear of your dad's passing, sending our deepest condolences.

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