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Robert J. Francis, 80, of Pine Street, Tamaqua, PA died on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband of Mary Ellen (nee Wood) Francis to whom he was married 32 years. Born in Ashland, PA on October 12, 1935, Robert was a son of the late John and Ella (nee Geary) Francis. A 1954 graduate of Mahanoy Township High School, he served in the Army from 1958-1960. Before his retirement in 1998, Robert was the Transportation Supervisor for the Tamaqua Area School District. He was of the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Tuscarora Flying Club. Surviving him are his wife, Mary Ellen; son, Robert Francis, Jr. of Tamaqua; step son, Alvin Oberman and his wife, Sherah of Dublin, PA; grandchildren, Liam Conforti, Octavian Hamer, and Adrial Hamer; brother, John Francis and his wife, Ivyanne of Victor, NY; nephew, David Francis of Lake Placid, NY and niece, Suzann Dowling of San Antonio, TX. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 2 in Christ Church (White Church), 339 Marian Avenue, Rush Township with The Rev. Janet Kline officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA. - See more at: http://www.zrgfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Robert-J.-Francis/Tamaqua-PA/1603062#sthash.iA1LAudX.dpuf

Robert J. Francis

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