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Bernard J. Francis, Sr.

October 21, 1929 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 91)


Bernard J. "BJ" Francis, Sr.

Age 91, died peacefully in his Westwood home, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 surrounded by family.  Husband of the late Margaret "Sis" (Cypher) Francis. Preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Elsie (Henning) Francis.  Beloved father of Linda (late Jerry) Grimm, Bernard Jr. (Kim) Francis and the late Thomas (Surviving Spouse, Joanna) Francis.  Loving grandfather of Brian (Beth) Francis, Danielle (John) Abdelhak And Erica (Justin) Pangallo. Great-Pap of to Aliyssa and Jordan Francis and Jonathon Abdelhak.  Brother of the late Margaret Baker, Ruth Luffey, Edward, Jack and Bill Francis.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Brother-in-law to Patricia Khalil, Bill, Rich, Jim and the late Thomas "Tucker" Jerry Cypher and Helen Rice. Sadly missed by Extended Families Jerry Jr. (late Kathy) Grimm, Laura and Bill Howley and Kathy and Mike Karbowski.  BJ was a Army vetera during the Korean War. A former employee of the P&LE Railroad for over 43 years as a Track Foreman and Safety Supervisor, He was also a Member of the American Legion Post 82 Carnegie, and a member of the West End Pulaski Club.  As per Current Pandemic Restrictions Masks Must be worn with Social Distancing are required.  Visitation Friday Only  2 to 7 PM at the Schepner-McDermott Funeral Home Inc.Crafton.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Saturday in St Philip Catholic Church. 


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January 29, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schepner-McDermott Funeral Home, Inc.
165 Noble Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Mass of Christian Burial
January 30, 2021

10:00 AM
St Philip Catholic Church

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