Frank A. Caulkins
Frank A. Caulkins, 93, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 at Palm Garden in Sun City Center, Fla. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was a resident of the Akron area for most of his life, moving to Florida in 1996 where he was a member of Ruskin Church of Christ for 14 years and served as their organist for the last 12 years. He also taught history at the University of South Florida in 1997-1998. Frank was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, retiring as a Major. He was a graduate of the University of Akron with a Phd. in History, head of flight operations at Goodyear Aerospace and retired from Goodyear Tire as an Executive pilot. Frank was a former member of Lakeview Church of Christ, a charter member of Hump Pilots Association, member of American Radio Relay League, American Historical Association and was an avid Ham Radio operator. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Caulkins; daughters, Dr. Ann Caulkins Ogg, M.D. (Ray); Dr. Dorothy Jean Caulkins Erb, Phd.; L. Sue Caulkins Marian, CPA (John); Cynthia Caulkins, BS and RN; Lisa K. Caulkins McLaughlin, BA (Patrick); eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Dave Starkweather of Alliance, Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with Dr. Charles Beckett officiating. Buriel was at Greenlawn Memorial Park. He will be greatly missed by his wife Dorothy, five daughters and many friends and neighbors.