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David Anthony Franco

1939 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
David Anthony Franco Obituary
David Anthony Franco, a 42-year resident of Torrance, went to his eternal reward on Sunday, December 26, 2010, following a long bout with lung cancer. David was born in Tucson, AZ January 10, 1939. He attended Mt. Carmel High School and L.A. City College. David served in the Army Reserve from 1957 to 1960. A career prototype machinist, Dave worked for Northrop, Hughes, TRW, Raytheon and Boeing helping to develop many of the technologies we enjoy today. Coach Franco was a prominent figure in the Torrance soccer community in the 1970s and 1980s. David is survived by wife, Carole Franco; sons, Michael Franco (Michelle) of Long Beach, Stephen Franco (Natalie) of Torrance; daughter, Pauline (Greg) Thomke of Hawthorne; and 3 granddaughters, Alicia Franco, Ashley Franco and Andrea Franco. Visitation will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with recitation of the holy rosary at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 5 at 10 a.m. with a reception following in St. James Parish Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burial will be private. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Please go to the mortuary's website www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories or to obtain directions to the services.

Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 31, 2010
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