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December 25 2022
Franklin’s Obituary Franklin Owen Michaud, son of Helen Michaud nee Owens and Francis George Michaud, was born in Orange, NJ in 1934. He graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory then joined ROTC at Georgetown University where he graduated with a degree in Military Science. He credits his many courses in Philosophy to his ability to zero in on the core of a problem quickly which later helped him as a salesman. He served in the army Signal Corp at Ft. Monmouth, NJ as an instructor in the 40-week Microwave Repair Course teaching basic electricity. Owen retired from a 30-year career at IBM after holding many sales positions including Branch Manager. He continued his career in sales management as President of WS&B Software Group then as Vice President of Sales at Advanced Solutions International, where two of his daughters still work. Owen met his wife of 63 years, Betty Lou Dukehart, at his best friend Bill Rolle’s wedding to Betty’s cousin Carol. He said proposing to her was the best decision he’s ever made. He and Betty were long-time members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church congregation, teaching Sunday School and serving on the Board of Advisors. In his retirement, he volunteered for many years at the Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library assisting people with technology which included helping with job applications. He was proud of the fact that he helped so many land much needed jobs. He also used his connections at IBM to secure a donation to the library of IBM PC’s and a 3D printer. He was passionate about his many hobbies including golf, tennis, reading, photography and technology. He always had the latest and greatest technology, even building his family’s first color television from a Heathkit. He taught photography courses at Es Community College. His children remember walking through the woods at Loch Raven Reservoir with him as he snapped nature photos which he later developed in his basement dark room. He passed his love of reading on to his children, often sharing his favorite Louis L’Amour books. He played golf at the Country Club of Maryland until the age of 85 when a mishap on the golf course ended his favorite pastime. He and his wife lived the past 3 years at Mercy Ridge Retirement Community where afternoons in the pub with his cronies replaced golf as his favorite pastime. He is survived by his wife, five children, 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Dr. Gregory Michaud and his wife Dr. Jane Danahy and their sons Paul and John of Boston, Mass. Lynn Lacey and her husband Chuck Lacey, Jr. of Marriottsville, MD and their children Christopher (wife Allison and their children Luke and Claire), Michelle Gadaleto (husband Adam and their children Dylan and Lily) and Nicole Caffrey (husband Alex). Kathleen Garliss and her husband Christopher Garliss of Monkton, MD and their children Caroline Traut (husband Jack), Sarah and Christopher. Carol Campbell and her husband Robert of Columbia, MD and their children Madison and Devin. Laura Gordon and her husband Joseph Gordon of Parkville, MD and their children Connor and Matthew. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Franklin Owen Michaud December 25 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Baltimore, state: Maryland