Franklin Gurman Obituary
 
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Franklin A. Gurman

October 28, 1933 - July 31, 2012
Obituary

Franklin A. Gurman, 78 of Barker, NY, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home. Born on October 28, 1933 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Fredrick and Lydia (Hertzberger) Gurman. On February 14, 1953, he married the former Faith B. Wagner, together making their home in Barker and raising 6 children. In April, 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in France. On returning home he was employed for 35 years with the Dept of Transportation in Lockport, starting out as a laborer and retiring as a supervisor in 1990. Mr. Gurman was a member of the 33° Mason Somerset...
Franklin A. Gurman, 78 of Barker, NY, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home.
Born on October 28, 1933 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Fredrick and Lydia (Hertzberger) Gurman.

On February 14, 1953, he married the former Faith B. Wagner, together making their home in Barker and raising 6 children. In April, 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in France. On returning home he was employed for 35 years with the Dept of Transportation in Lockport, starting out as a laborer and retiring as a supervisor in 1990. Mr. Gurman was a member of the 33° Mason Somerset Lodge. He enjoyed sawing wood, farming and spending time with his children. He was known for his dry sense of humor and giving of his self to help others.
He is survived by 6 children, Darlene (Anthony) Wagner, William, Arthur and James Gurman, Rose Ann (Anthony) Doty, all of Barker, and Jeanne (Daniel) Strauss of Lockport. Also, 14 Grandchildren, Tammy, Tara, Dusti, Heather, Jamie, Jimmy, Amber, Molly, John, David, Daniel, Carl, Brittney, and April and 9 great-grandchildren. A sister, Dorothy (Don) Ganton of Watkins Glen; Sister-in-law, Maude Reimer of Newfane. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by two brothers, George and Fredrick Gurman.

There are no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made through the Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N. Main St. Lyndonville, NY
Please sign the on-line register book at: www.batesandtuttle.com

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