Jac Francovich(1925 - 2013)

Jac Nikola Francovich

June 26, 1925

August 18, 2013

Jac Nikola Francovich, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Sparks, NV. Preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Nann Francovich and brother Eugene Francovich. The Francovich family owned the Wine House on Commercial Row in Reno where Jac worked until he joined the US Air Force during WWII. He was also a member of the Air National Guard of NV. He earned an Assoc. of Arts Degree from the City College of San Francisco and was an accomplished artist, well known for his paintings and wood carvings. Jac moved his family to Tahoe City in 1962 where he opened Jac's Left Bank restaurant and then returned to Reno in 1969 where he opened the City Slicker Bar.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Maxine Rearick Francovich who he married on April 10, 1953. They just celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. He is also survived by his children, Nick Francovich, Chris Francovich, Rena Francovich Sullivan and his Grandchildren, Chelsea Sullivan Robinson, Marco Sullivan, Leo and Eli Francovich, and Melissa Francovich.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Vino Reno at the Grill at Quail Corners, 6520 So. McCarren Blvd., Reno, NV on Saturday, September 7th at 1:00 p.m.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 22, 2013