Randolph W. Franklin

January 19, 1949 ~ April 18, 2020 (age 71)

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Randolph W. “Randy” Franklin, 71, of Wintersville, Ohio passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Shadyside Hospital. He was born January 19, 1949 in Steubenville, a son of the late Charles “Fred” & Pauline Babicz Franklin. He retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. as an area supervisor in the blast furnace department of the Mingo Junction and Steubenville plants. Randy was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed telling stories and jokes, loving to make people laugh.

In addition to his parents, Randy was preceded in death by his sister Rebecca “Becky” Whiteside.

Randy is survived by his wife Linda K. Mathieu Franklin; two daughters Raye Linn (Brett) Franklin Leukart of Bexley, OH & Kimberly Gayle (Ken) Franklin Nadel of  Chicago, IL; four grandchildren Emma, Tucker, Charlotte & Brooke; two brothers Charles (Marie) Franklin of New Cumberland, WV & David (Christine) Franklin of Independence, KY; and one sister Carla (Tony) Cafero of Las Vegas, NV.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Noon in the chapel of  Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Gossett presiding, followed by a graveside service at Fort Steuben Burial Estates. Visitation one hour prior (11 a.m. - Noon)

Memorial contributions may be directed to Rose M. DeFede Women's Scholarship Fund (in memory of Randy Franklin) and mailed to : Marisa Ross, Franciscan University, 1235 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952.  Electronic donations can be made on the website   Use the link and change the "Fund Name" to "Other". Then type in "Rose M. DeFede Women's Guild Scholarship".


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