Douglas W. Franz

June 10, 1940February 16, 2021

DOUGLAS W. FRANZ age 80, passed away February 16, 2021. A well respected Certified Public Accountant, owner and President of W.J. Franz and Co. for over 50 years in downtown Cleveland, following in his father's footsteps. Loving husband of Judith (nee Wathey) for 55 years; dearest father of William (Betsy); devoted grandfather of Simon and Caroline; dear brother of Patricia Mancuso (August, deceased), dear uncle of Alexi Mancuso (deceased), brother in law of Janet Nyka (Richard, deceased); cousin and friend to many. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.


  • Celebration of Life will take place at a later date


Douglas W. Franz

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Bob and Jean Shauver

February 24, 2021

Judy, Bill, Betsy and family, We just wanted to offer our deepest sympathy in the loss of Douglas. He was such a gentleman always. He will be missed by many.

Tony /Camille Monastra

February 21, 2021

Dear Judy & Billy & Family,

Our deepest condolences go out to you all. I noticed that Doug had two grandchildren, I had only known of one. I can just bet they were the joy in Doug's life. He had so much to offer n share with them, now it's up to you all to share the greatness that was Doug. His knowledge of food, drink n places and life .
Our thoughts are with you at this time. If you need anything, please reach out. We would be glad to be there for you.
May God Bless you all.
Tony /Camille Monastra

Mariann Giancola

February 21, 2021

So sorry to hear the passing of Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God bless his soul. He will be truly be missed. I will
Remember his smile and pleasantness.

Jim McManus

February 21, 2021

I was an accounting student in 1969 and Doug hired me to work part time during tax season. He was a good boss and mentor at a time when a young student was looking for career guidance. My condolences to the family.

Susan Henderson Elder

February 21, 2021

My deepest condolences to Judy and family on Doug’s passing.


Susan (Henderson) Elder (Bob and Barbara Henderson’s daughter)

Linda Ciarlillo

February 20, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Doug was my favorite.
My you find peace during this difficult time.

Linda Ciarlillo

Martha Langenbahn

February 20, 2021

Our thoughts and condolences on Doug's death. We considered him more than our accountant. He was a friend. He was always kind and patient with any questions or concerns we had. We will miss him. Marty Langenbahn and John Skerl

Douglas Franz

February 19, 2021

Dear Judy and Family,
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. We are so sorry for your loss. I know Doug was a great guy, and I hope you find peace in all the wonderful memories you share.
Love, Mary and John Carey

Rebecca & Brian McCarthy

February 19, 2021

Dearest Judy & Billy ~

Our hearts ache with sadness at the loss of your beloved Husband and Father.
When Brian and I met, I was enthralled with the stories of the times he had spent with the three of you. So much laughter, delicious food and indulgent drink!! You embraced Boston as family, and then welcomed me, and then our children, with the same love and hospitality.
The image that comes to mind is Dougie dancing with Boston at our wedding!
May he be dancing with the Angels, freed from the earthy burdens of pain and suffering.
Know that you are in our hearts and prayers. We love you.