Francisco J. Leal was born to Rosa and Jose Leal in 1973. He was called Javier by his immediate family. He was known as Frank by everyone else. Frank was a loving, funny, caring, and amazing person always willing to help anyone in need. He grew up surrounded by a close knit family. He attended IVC and lived most of his life in the Imperial Valley. He worked in the fast food industry where he met his wife of 22 years Martha Leal. They both started their own business L & T party rentals. He also worked for I.V. press as an independent carrier for 15 + years. He became a baseball coach and later became El Centro little League President for about 11 years. Along his life's journey he met and made many friends. Weather it was thru the party rentals or the Little League he was well regarded. Frank was proceeded in death by 2 cousins, grandmother, sister inlaw, brother-in-law, father-in-law, and grand baby William. He is survived by his wife Martha Leal, his parents Rosa and Jose Leal, his siblings, and his 6 children, 9 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He will greatly be missed but not forgotten. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 20th from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Frye Chapal and Mortuary in Brawley. Burial will be held on Thursday, January 21th at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Jan. 15, 2021.