Thomas R. Francis

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  • "Tom was a great man and a great friend to our father, Bob..."
    - Judith Bevan Plunkett
  • "My deepest condolences. Tom was a friend and true public..."
  • "I am so sorry for your loss, Tom, Barry, Tammy and family...."
    - Brenda Goodrich
  • "Praying for peace and healing for the Francis family...."
  • "I was very sorry to see that Big Tom passed away. ..."
    - Debbie Stanton

Thomas R. Francis, Scranton, died Monday at Allied Services Hospice. His wife, the former Sandra Lindsay, died in June 2011.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Thomas and Eliza Jenkins Francis, he was a graduate of West Scranton High School and was a member of the Bethania Presbyterian Church. Before retirement, he owned and operated a coal and oil delivery business and later had a limo service for several years. He had served in the United States Army. Tom had been the Republican chairman for many years in Scranton and also a city councilman from 1974 to 1976. He was a member of Masonic Union Lodge 291 F&AM for 50 years.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Allied Services Hospice for the compassionate care given to Tom.

Surviving are a daughter, Tamara, at home; two sons, Dr. Thomas Paul Francis, Orange, N.J.; and Barry Francis and wife, Lori, Scranton; a sister, Joan Francis, Scranton; four grandchildren, Lindsay, Barry, Zack and Jake; two great-grandchildren, Kayden and Barry; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Siminski.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Jacob Davis Funeral Home, 422 S. Main St., Taylor, with services by the Rev. Bill Brodbeck, pastor of Bethania Presbyterian Church, Scranton. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Masonic services will be Wednesday at 6:45. Memorial contributions may be made to ARC, 115 Meadow Ave., Scranton, PA 18505; or Bethania Presbyterian Church, South Main Avenue, Scranton, PA 18504.

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Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 16, 2019
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