The Life of Franklin G. Gift

Franklin G. Gift, 52, of Topton, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 16, 2021, in his residence.  Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, Franklin was a son of the late James Gift and Heidi (Bänder) Bartholomew.  He is a step son of Luther Bartholomew, Macungie.

Franklin was a graduate of Brandywine Heights Area High School, Topton, Class of 1986.  He was employed by NFI Industries, Breinigsville, as a forklift operator, for the past few years.

Franklin enjoyed football, especially rooting  for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles.  He enjoyed listening to music, including heavy metal bands.  Frank's friends were also important to him.  He enjoyed spending time with them and considered them his family.

In addition to his step father, Luther, Franklin is survived by his sister, Dawn L. (Bartholomew), wife of Adam T. Madiera, Mertztown.

A memorial service to celebrate Franklin's life will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Reverend Arthur L. Hahn, officiating.  Relatives and friends may call from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. prior to the service in the funeral home.

The family requests contributions be made in Franklin's memory to the Franklin G. Gift Memorial Fund, c/o Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., P.O. Box 25, Topton, PA 19562.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

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