Franklin Jay Carver

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Franklin Jay Carver passed away March 6, 2012, in Benicia, Ca. He will be remembered informally by his cousins in Decorah this summer. Later, his ashes will be placed in the family lot in Spencer.

Born to Ruth and Wilbur Carver in June of 1944, he attended local schools, graduated from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, and received his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska then pursued his career in blood research.

A modest person, he rarely spoke of his accomplishments in hematology. He served as Research & Development manager for Bio-Rad Laboratories in the San Francisco Bay area.

After his death, he posthumously received his 10th patent for artificial blood used in research. He was honored before his death by his employer for his unique accomplishments. His open mind allowed him to appreciate humor, friends and different cultures. He will be remembered as a compatible colleague and inventor.

He is survived by his faithful, care-taking wife, Nancy; a son, Jason; and his brother, John Carver.