Warren L. Franz, M.D.
Newport, N.H. — Warren L. Franz, M.D., 87, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at The Seasons at Summercrest. He was born in Lawrence, Mass. on Sept. 9, 1926 the son of Henry B. and Meta ( Hartig) Franz. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1950 and attended Dartmouth Medical School for two years and graduated from Harvard Medical School.
He had a total of 13 years of school, internships and residencies to become a Pathologist.
Dr. Franz began work as a Pathologist in 1959 when he joined Dr. Miller in Newport. Serving the hospitals in Newport, Claremont, New London and Lebanon, he became self employed after about three years and then also served as the Medical Examiner for Sullivan County. He loved his work and completely retired about 10 years ago.
Dr. Franz served in the Medical Corps in the US Navy during WWII and one year in the Korean War. After the death of their daughter, Patricia May Franz in 1970, he spent a great deal of his spare time working in the woods. He and his son, Charlie, spent about 20 years making roads by hand and also forming a pond in the Patricia May Franz Memorial Forest. He also enjoyed his vegetable garden. Never one to be in the limelight, Dr. Franz was quietly humorous and loved puns. He was meticulous in his work and was willing to teach anyone ready to learn.
He was predeceased by his daughter and three siblings, Henry, Robert and Eleanor. Members of his family surviving include his wife of 64 years, Lou Dean (Jacobs) Franz of Newport; four children, Deborah and her husband, Thomas Dombroski of Claremont, N.H., Charles Franz of Woodbridge, Va., Melinda Franz of Canaan, N.H. and Peter Franz of Hollywood, Fla.; four grandchildren, Patrick and his wife, Heather, Erin, Erika and her husband, Ryan and Jakob; five great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Newport on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. A service will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home and burial will follow in North Newport Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Wallace will officiate. A potluck meal will be held after the burial at the home of his granddaughter, Erin, at 95 Elm Street (Corner of Pine and Elm) in Newport.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richards Free Library, 58 North Main Street,Newport, N.H. 03773.