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Franklin Henry Bischel 1935-2020


Last updated 1/5/2021 at 4:32pm

Franklin passed peacefully in his home on the evening of Dec. 13, 2020. He was born in Fresno, California, where he spent his childhood with his family on a vineyard in Madera.

Like his mother, he enjoyed playing piano and organ. His love for and study of music continued throughout his life. He attended UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, and Fresno State, focusing on linguistics. He served in the United States Air Force and later received his doctorate in education at Claremont Graduate University.

He worked for Washington state, where he retired while living in Olympia. Following retirement,...

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