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Gaylord Francis, age 82, of Maumee, Ohio passed peacefully, while sleeping December 3.
He will be missed greatly by his loving family, wife of 61 years, Ardith; son, Michael Rick (Linda); daughter, Rita (Don Braun); grandchildren, Jennifer, Joshua, Jake, Drew and Nate; great-grandchildren, Pierce and Saxon, and sister, Margie Meeks.
Gaylord was a man of few words, however, when he spoke, his wisdom was golden, and this will be one of the many memories of "Dad" that his family will treasure. As important as his words, his quiet actions were always ones of support and guidance for his children and grandchildren. He was a
gentleman to all, whether stranger or friend.
Gaylord was born October 9, 1931, to Charles and Mary Francis. He married Ardith and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he worked at Libbey Owens Ford, until his retirement. After retirement, Gaylord
enjoyed gardening, reading extensively, fishing, collecting, and mostly, helping his children and friends with any number of home projects.
The family will receive guests Friday, December 6, 2013, from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Newcomer Funeral Home, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lake Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Gaylord's memory.
To leave a special message for Gaylord's family please visit
Newcomer Funeral Homes
4752 Heatherdowns Blvd Toledo, OH 43614
Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 5, 2013