Franklin D. Francis

Franklin D. Francis, 78, of Dickson City, died Monday at home. He was the husband of the former Sonia Kuzmick and they had been married for fifty-four years.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Franklin and Ethel Davis Francis, he was a member of the Dickson City Primitive Methodist Church and the Kingsbury Masonic Lodge No. 466 F&AM in Olyphant. Prior to retirement, he worked at Farview State Hospital in Waymart.

Franklin was preceded in death by a son, Daniel David Francis, in 1984.

He is survived by two sons, Jeff Francis and his wife, Helenmary of Huntington, Mass.; and Tim Francis and his wife, Fran of Scott Township. He leaves behind four grandchildren, Amy Blanchard, Abby Francis and Brandon Francis, all of Mass.; and Danielle Francis of Scott Township. He also has five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Franklin was also preceded in death by a sister, Emma Powell; and two brothers, Arthur and Frederick.

Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family and there will be no calling hours. Arrangements by the Robert E. Decker Funeral Home, Peckville.

Published in Scranton Times on July 4, 2013