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William J. Francis, Jr.
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“Sue, So sorry to hear about your loss, he was a great guy. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: MaryKay Winkelman - Carnegie, PA

“Uncle Bill was my godfather and I will miss him dearly. He was taken too soon. Until we meet again. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Tammy O'Kelly - Pittsburgh, PA

“Will miss all the fun times we had together going all the way back to high school. Lots of good memories for sure. Till we meet again, my dear...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Duane & Nancy Folks - Shaler Twp., PA

“My heart goes out to you. This is one of the hardest things you will ever go through. Bill was such a nice man. He surely did have such a nice smile...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Almeda Sheffield - Bradenton, FL

“Dear Bill -- I will miss working the Pirates' games and seeing your smiling face -- What a wonderful life you have had in service to others. I will...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Hannon - Ambridge, PA

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. We worked many years together for the Pirates. I was looking forward to seeing him next month in Bradenton,...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Bill Kelly - Pittsburgh, PA

“I had the privilege of working with Bill when he was my go to biomedical guru for many years @ the VA Anytime there were equipment problems or...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Nancy Snyder - PA - Coworker

“I worked with Bill at the Pirates. He was a great man and will be truly missed. My deepest sympathy to his family. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Carla Cubarney - Pittsburgh, PA

“I had the pleasure of working with Bill at the pirates and am so very sorry to his family and friends for this loss. Prayers to you all during this...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: shannon creighan - Cheswick, PA

“Great man and a great co-worker. God Bless ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Ron Harrigan

“I've known Bill since July 1978 since we worked together at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He was the most easy going and non confrontational...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: DARRYL DeAngelis - CARNEGIE, PA

“Went to Sacred Heart with Billy and just renewed friendship at reunion a few years ago. He shared how much he enjoyed working for the Pirates an how...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Joe Carlisle - Sewickley, PA

“I worked with bill at the VA. He then Sue became good friends. Bill was a great guy. Wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed. Rest In...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Judi Coyne - Pittsburgh, PA

“Bill was my cousin and a truly wonderful man. He looked and acted so much like his dad, Uncle Willie, another truly wonderful man. I knew that Bill...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce OConnor - Palm Harbor, FL

“Dearest cousin Billy, Iam so grateful to have had you as my cousin and will always hold dear so many fond memories. We drifted apart but never in...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Kelly Przydzial - Orlando, FL

“Bonnie and I are very proud to have known Bill over the past 40 years. He remains in my heart and mind as a fellow veteran, and a great friend on the...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Mike Azzara - Piittsburgh

“My condolences to the family. Please find comfort by reading Gods word during this difficult time. Isaiah25:8. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“I worked with and golfed with Bill for about 20 years. He was a good guy. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Ron Mesina - West Mifflin, PA

“My deepest condolences Bill was A friend from the Pirates. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Joe Zaccagnini - Pittsburgh, PA

“Bill is my cousin...We were only 6months apart. His Dad was my Mother's brother. I have wonderful memories of visiting him and playing in his back...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Joy Philbin Vincent - Hilton Head, SC

“Bill is my cousin, he was born 20 days before me. We grew up attending all the same family get-togethers, but lost touch when I left Pittsburgh in...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: DOREEN COOPER - Family

“Bill was my friend and neighbor. I will never forget him and the time we spent together working the dart booth at SS Simon Jude Church Festivals....Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Frank Bruckner - Pittsburgh, PA

Age 68, of Scott Township, on Friday, December 29, 2017. Beloved husband of Linda Susan Francis; also survived by his loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Bill was a Vietnam veteran where he served as a medic, he was the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. He was retired from the VA Medical Center where he worked in BioMed. Bill was also a member of the VFW and a big Bucco fan and worked in security for the Pirates in Pittsburgh and also for spring training in Florida. Bill loved to golf, ride bikes, cook and was a true Steelers fan.