deeply regret to inform you that francis has gone home to be with the Lord.
he suffered a relapse of his cancer, and didn’t inform most of us of the severity of his condition.
just found out today from a friend of a friend. i’m still in shock, but am so happy that he is with the lord right now.
the saddest part of it is he just saw the birth of his second son two weeks ago.
hope you’d spend some time praying for his wife and kids. i think the support he and his family have gotten from church of our saviour has been first-class, from what i’ve heard from him previously.
I heard the news from Leonard… We love you… i know you are with the lord now, but i really hope you can recieve this. You are one of the best colleagues i ever had and those days when we went for lunches are one of the best days in my life. I remembered how you made fun of me as being your son as i had the same name as your son. I thank God for you.