Age 94, of Englewood FL, formerly of Penn Hills, and Oakmont, passed away, on July 18, 2020. He was the youngest of nine siblings. Husband of Lillian Waters Francis and the late Mardell Francis; Father of James (Kathy) Francis and Marilyn (Jim) Galek; Grandfather of the late Brian Francis, the late Ryan Galek, and Kristin (Cates) Culpepper; Great Grandfather of Noah Ruiztagle and Riley Galek. James was a proud Navy Veteran, an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, a car and truck enthusiast, and a coin collector. Throughout his career, James worked as a ceramic tile setter and as a Port Authority bus driver. Friends will be received Monday, July 27, 2020, from 9-11 a.m., at English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, with a Funeral Service to follow at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Interment will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice through their website at tidewellhospice.org.
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