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Franklin Zane Adell
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1927
Death: Apr. 13, 2006

Mr. Franklin Z. Adell, 78, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died after sunset on 13 August 2006.

The funeral was held at Ira Kaufman Chapel on Wednesday, 16 August 2006 at 10:00 AM . Rabbi Harold Loss, The Reverend Jessie Jackson, Cantor Harold Orbach and Aretha Franklin officiated.

Franklin Z. Adell is the Founder and Chairman of the World Network, Satellit Television Network(STN) and WADL TV 38 in Metro Detroit. The World Network is the undisputed source for Urban Ministries and Gospel Music. The Word Network is seen in over 42 million homes in the United States through a variety of satellite and cable providers including Direct TV, Comcast and Time Warner Cable just to name a few. The Word Network is seen in over 200 countries, 8 continents and seen annually by more than 5 billion people. He was a founder and partner in Adell Industries in Novi. Upon moving Adell Industries to Dallas in 1989, he convinced the city to change the zoning and make his 30,000 square foot building into the Novi Expo Center.

Husband of the Late Sharron Adell; Dear Father of Laurie (Dr. Jeffrey) Fischgrund, Julie(Paul)Verona and Kevin (Joelle) Adell; Loving PaPa Frankie of Andrew Goldman, Melanie Goldman, Bradley Verona, Brandon Verona, Jessica Verona and Savonna Adell; Also Survived by his Companion Patricia Rodzik and Jeffrey's children Michelle, Marcy and Mark Fischgrund.
 
 
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  Sharron Adell (1938 - 2002)
 
Burial:
Clover Hill Park Cemetery
Birmingham
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec 17 Circle H Space 2
 
Created by: Twist
Record added: Oct 04, 2010
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Franklin Zane Adell
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