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Franklin G. Connor Sr., steel executive
Franklin G. Connor Sr., steel executive

Franklin G. Connor Sr., a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. executive who was active in the Boy Scouts, died April 13 of complications of Parkinson's disease at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 80. The son of Fulton I. Connor, who was executive director of the Johnstown, Pa., Housing Authority, and Gladys Gale Connor, a homemaker, Franklin Gale Connor Sr. was born and raised in Johnstown, where he graduated from public schools. After graduating in 1956 from the University of Richmond, Mr. Connor took a position in regional sales in Baltimore with Shell Oil Co. He went to work in 1959 at Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point working in the open hearth furnace. He was promoted in 1965 to the...

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