FRANCIS Albert M. Albert M. Francis, 85, of Toledo, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2010,at The Toledo Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 2, 1925 in Kherbet Kanafar, Lebanon to Moussa and Shafica (Salloum) Francis. Albert was employed as a tailor for B.R. Baker's in downtown Toledo for 22 years, Neil's Men's Store on Talmadge and Central for 16 years, and Jacobson's at the Franklin Park Mall for 12 years, retiring from there in 2000. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather, he enjoyed card games with family and friends as well as watching wrestling on TV. Albert is survived by his wife, Agina (Ina) Francis; daughters, Carol (Garry) Mulkey of Maumee and Linda (Keith) Wisniewski of Toledo; sons, Michael (Gayle) Francis and Philip Francis, both of Toledo; brother, Edward M. Francis of Medina, OH; grandchildren, Daniel, Lydia, Hunter, Lindsay and Mackenzie, and great-granddaughter, Isabella. In addition to his parents; his brother, Tanios; sisters, Zarefy and Adieby; and sister-in-law, Josephine Francis preceded him in death. Family and friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. in the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114-128 E. Alexis Rd. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will begin on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in Christ the King Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Albert's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Mark Fine, Dr. Ramy Fayad, Dr. Gopinath Upamaka, and the caring nurses and staff of The Toledo Hospital for their compassion and support. Condolences and memories can be shared at: www.sujkowski.com
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Published in Toledo Blade from July 4 to July 5, 2010