John A Franks

Born: Sun., Aug. 23, 1981
Died: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

To be announced at a later date

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John A. Franks, 39, of Phillipsburg, N.J., formerly of Frenchtown, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

Born on August 23, 1981, in Raritan Township, N.J., John was the son of Alfred C. and Margaret Ann (Weaver) Franks of Phillipsburg.


John graduated from Delaware Valley Regional High School and from the American Motorcycle Institute (AMI) in Daytona Beach, Florida, specializing in Ducati motorcycle repair. He had worked at Michael Andretti Powersports in Phillipsburg, N.J., Flemington Yamaha in Flemington, N.J., and was presently an automotive tire technician at B.J.’s Wholesale in Flemington, N.J. John was a proud former firefighter for the Frenchtown Fire Department


John had an indomitable spirit, always looking to experience the most out of life. These attributes were reflected in the things he loved to do in his spare time.  John enjoyed motorcycle riding and racing, flatland biking, rock climbing, jujitsu, and riding his one wheel. He also loved attending Slipknot concerts with his niece and his brother-in-law. 


John was a kind and gentle spirit, a quality noticed by everyone lucky enough to know him. He was generous and giving, always wanting to add levity and joy to any situation. He cared deeply about those close to him, and he could make you laugh for hours. It was impossible not to smile when you were around him. John always strove to do the best that he could. He was such a joy to know, and John will be deeply missed. 


In addition to his parents, John is survived by his sister, Tina Andresen and her husband, Erick, nieces Keira and Kayleigh of Bangor, Pa.; his sister Jaime Dayton and her husband, Tim, niece Camille and nephew Bryce of Florida and his loving fiancée, Alexandra DeAngelis of Lambertville, N.J. John was predeceased by his brother Daniel, whom he now joins in eternal life. 


Given the current gathering restrictions, a service honoring John’s life will be held outdoors in the spring. Memorial donations in John’s honor can be made to the Norwescap Food Bank. Make a check payable to "Norwescap". On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for "Norwescap, In Memory of John A. Franks. Please mail your check to: Norwescap, 350 Marshall Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865.

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