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J. Thomas Francis


1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
J. Thomas Francis Obituary
J. Thomas Francis, 89, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep from cancer on March 1, 2014 in Naples, Florida.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1924 in Canton, Ohio to James C. Francis and Maxine Firestone Francis. Tom lived almost his entire life in northeastern Ohio and he had his winter home in Naples, Florida.
Tom will be warmly remembered as a great father, a loving husband, and a successful professional architect. He was a talented golfer who won many club championships, a strong overall athlete, and a proud veteran who was a domestic pilot in the U. S. Army Air Corps. He was a
steadfast friend to all and truly enjoyed his life. His philosophy was "make it look easy," which he did throughout his life and even in his
death.
Tom was predeceased by his parents; brother Jerry of Phoenix, Ariz.; and both his spouses.
He is survived by all of his extended family. Tom was quite close to and very proud of J. Stuart Francis and Thomas John Francis, his two sons from his marriage to Beverly. Additional survivors include many grandchildren, stepchildren, step grandchildren, and one step great grandchild.
A memorial service to honor his life will be 11 a.m. Saturday June 14, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St, Madison, Ohio. His final resting place will be at Dock Road Cemetery in Madison.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to remember him by making a donation to your local First Tee organization or to the USGA, each for the support of children's involvement in the great game of golf.
Online obituary may be viewed at www.behmfuneral.com.

Published in www.News-Herald.com on June 8, 2014
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