Franklyn E. Dunham
Franklyn E. Dunham, also lovingly known as Pinky, 88, formerly of Endicott, NY passed away peacefully on March 5, 2022, on a sunny, blue sky Florida day. Born on August 19, 1933, to Aylene and Delbert Dunham, Franklyn was the last remaining of his siblings: brothers, Delbert, Jr. and George; sisters, Jane Loeffier, Charity Seifert, and Elizabeth Twomey.
Franklyn graduated from Union-Endicott HS in 1951 where he excelled in football and track. Upon graduation, Franklyn enlisted in the army and served during the Korean War. Franklyn later attended Harpur College (SUNY Binghamton) and received his degree in Social Studies Education. While attending school, Franklyn met V. Annette Hoaglin and the couple married on July 29, 1955. The couple spent 66 years together and raised 4 children. Franklyn found education to be a rewarding career; he began as a Social Studies teacher and later received his master’s degree in School Administration from Cornell University. Mr. Dunham went on to become an Assistant Principal and then an Elementary School Principal for the Central Square Central Schools.
Franklyn was a ferocious reader, especially enjoying poetry by Robert Frost. Franklyn loved anything outdoors; walking/hiking, bird watching, gardening, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, skiing, and beekeeping. One of his happiest memories was taking his grandchildren camping all over the country. Later in life, Franklyn enjoyed baking and cooking, especially making delicious pasta sauces. He and Annette enjoyed traveling throughout the US and Europe and made many amazing memories and friends along the way.
Franklyn is survived by his wife, Annette; children, Sallie Dunham–Davis, Holly Dunham-Wheeler (Brian), Martin (Debbie), and Terri Dunham-Bay (Steve); grandchildren, Zachary Davis, Alexis Davis, Megan Schweiger (Joel), Ian Wheeler, Connor Dunham, Chad Dunham, Miranda Bay and Curtis Bay; as well as five beautiful great-grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews.
Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Franklyn are suggested to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy E, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.