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God bless you grandpa.

Posted by: David - Minster, OH - Grandson   Mar 05, 2013

I feel extremely blessed to have known your Dad. As a kid he was just a parent, but as I became an adult I had the opportunity to know him.
He was a geniune individual, generous and full of life. He was a good steward blessed with the ability to make everyone feel special. It personally saddens me that so many lost so much when he was called to heaven. However, I glory in his eternal happiness.

God Bless him and his legacy, which includes his beloved family. Love, peace and prayers.

Posted by: Kathy Magoto House of Flowers & Gifts - Versailles, OH   Mar 03, 2013

I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the families of Tom Francis. Mr. Tom Francis was one of the kindest, most generous person I have ever had the privledge to meet.

I met and got to know Tom Francis mainly from my working relationship with his son Brad. I would see him from time to time and he would always greet me with a big smile and firm handshake. He only knew me as a casual acquaintance but I

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Posted by: Mark Youtz - Troy, OH - Acquaitance   Mar 03, 2013

Here is a copy of the Eulogy that I read today at Dad's funeral:

Good morning. On behalf of my brothers and sisters, our spouses, all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the love, friendship, compassion, and care that you have given to Dad over the course of his life. The relationship that each of you had with Dad--whether it be from a family, friend, or business perspective--made an impact on the

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Posted by: Brad Francis - Russia, OH - Son   Mar 02, 2013

To the Francis family, sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Posted by: Chuck Runner - Versailles, OH   Mar 02, 2013

To the Francis family:
Sending our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Father. I always felt everyone in your family had all the best qualities of Tom and Corrine! The spark of Tom will surely be missed in Russia as he was the catalyst to so many things. A man of his kindness, caring, integrity and honestly is not seen enough these days! Rest in peace Tommy!

Posted by: Dave and Marge (Borchers) Schmitmeyer - Minster, OH - Friend   Mar 01, 2013

Tom has built a family and business legacy that is truly admirable. He was and will always be a blessing to his family, the employees of his companies, and the community. What a perfect example for the rest of us!

Tom was also blessed in return by a long life and a warm and loving family. They have surely made him proud.

Posted by: Peter Keck - Fremont, IN - Business Friend   Mar 01, 2013

Tom was a kind and caring man and we are blessed to
have known him. He was so proud of his wonderful
family and he was devoted to each and every family member.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

Larry and Mary Gail Hein

Posted by: Mary Gail Hein - Austin, TX - Krista's mother-in-law   Mar 01, 2013

Where do I begin with my memories of Uncle Tommy .......and Aunt Corrine? From the time I was a toddler, I would cross the yard to spend time at their house. And even though I was only three, I have a distinct memory of them taking me to the hospital to see Bill when he had polio. Later, Bill and I would
walk "uptown" to "visit" our Dads at work: mine in the garage and his in the foundry behind it......


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Posted by: Kay and Charlie Wendeln - Russia, OH - Niece   Mar 01, 2013

I would like to extend my deep, heartfelt sympathy to you during this time of loss. Tom will be sorely missed by all who knew him as a family member, a friend or a business relationship.

My partner, Ed Hannold, and I were very fortunate to meet Tom and Ed Borchers, owners of Superior Aluminum Products, at the National Home Builders Convention in Dallas, Texas in 1974. A cordial, first time acquaintance soon blossomed into a long-standing business relationship as a

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Posted by: Fred Lyle - Louisville, KY - Superior Factory Representative   Mar 01, 2013