Gary Lew Francisco, 55 of Ginter-Morann Hwy, Houtzdale died May 15, 2012 at his residence.
Born March 25, 1957in Philipsburg, he was the son of Lewis and Madeline (Patkalitsky) Francisco.
He served with the United States Army.
Garywas a member of the Stephen Kandrach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 6321 Smithmill, the Tyrone American Legion Post #0281 and the Houtzdale Loyal Order of Moose Post #327.
He had been employed by Albemarle Chemical of Tyrone.
Garyenjoyed watching the Steelers, Pirates and Nascar and spending time with family and friends.
He married Yvonne Wojciechowicz in September of 1982 in the Polish National Catholic Church, Houtzdale
He is survived by his wife and a sister Angela Witherow and her husband Donald of DuBois.
Also surviving are a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held May 18 at11:00 a.m. with Father Scott Lill officiating at the Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc, Houtzdale. Interment will follow in theI.O.O.F.Cemetery, Brisbin
Friends will be received at the funeral home on May 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 and Friday from9:00 a.m. until the time of service.