Franklin J. Polmateer, of Endwell, NY, went to be with his Lord and Shepherd on March 9,2021. He was born on September 6, 1938. He is predeceased by his father, Harold Polmateer (Mary), his mother, Frances Sheldon (Gordon), and his sister Sharon Briggs. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Frances, his children David (Ellen) Polmateer, Linda (Daniel) Pierce, grandchildren Amanda (Ryan) Avery, Joey (Melanie) Polmateer, Kyle and Julia Pierce, great-grand children Hailey, Carter, and Ryley, and one sister, Shelia (James) Fox. He also leaves behind a special brother-in-law Vito (Eleanor) Argento, and many nieces and nephews along with incredibly special friends Judy & Dale and Wanda and Jim. On his journey to paradise, he was joined with his very special sister-in-law Connie (Dom) Salamido. He was a retired Marine and immensely proud to be. Special thanks to UHS Dialysis Unit for their excellent care for the last 6 years. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 15th at 11 am at Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell. Entombment service with military honors will follow in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at Church of the Holy Family on Monday from 10 am until the time of the Mass at 11 am.