Robert "Cisco" Francisco

Born: Sun., Apr. 26, 1931
Died: Sun., Apr. 27, 2014


Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Fri., May 02, 2014
Location: St. Lucy's Church


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Robert “Cisco” Francisco, of East Syracuse, NY passed peacefully at home of natural causes on 4/27/2014 at age 83.. Born on 4/26/1931 to Raymond Jesse Francisco and Mary Dulaski Francisco, he is survived by the love of his life, Eleanor Edwards, 2 brothers; Raymond Francisco and Claude Woolridge, his 7 children; Daren, Tewantesere, Roberta, Kia, Robin, Ronnie and Nicole, several nieces and nephews, 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother; Richard Francisco, a daughter; Christal Francisco and 2 grandchildren.

He was an adventurer possessed of a quick wit and inexhaustible determination which carried him across the globe and to great heights. His stories of survival in several near fatal situations are a testament to his courage and will power. Also a man with a generous heart he was a father figure and “grandpa” to many. His career as a climber began in the early 1950's as a solo steeple-jack and ended as the owner of Francisco Tower, Inc. at his retirement in 2008. He was one of the first members of the Syracuse Skin Diving Club and a member of the original “famous five” tower erectors.  He was a longtime member of Ironworkers Local 220.

A memorial service will be held at St. Lucy's Church 432 Gifford Street, Syracuse, NY on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Contributions can be made to Hospice of CNY 990 7th North St. Liverpool, NY 13088

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Bernie
   Posted Tue April 29, 2014
Just found out about Bobs passing Im sending my love and prayers at this difficult time. I remember Bob as a strong fun and caring man. So sorry for your loss. Bernie

John
   Posted Tue April 29, 2014
I am so sorry to hear. I will never forget the chats in the kitchen, drinking coffee, and hittin(or trying to anyways) those numbers. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Rosetta H. Dyes
   Posted Tue April 29, 2014
Robin,

My condolences to you and your family.

Your father was quite the trooper. He definitely left this world on his terms and when he was ready.

May your family find solace in knowing that he is in God's Heavenly Home.

A "BIG" hug to you, your daughter and your Mother.

Rosetta

Marie Salenski Rock
   Posted Wed April 30, 2014
Eleanor and family,
I was saddened to hear of the loss of Bob. He and the rest of your family have always been such a big part of our family. Its hard to believe that time has passed so quickly that one day dad and Bob are laughing and carrying on and the next, well I'm sure we all know that they are joking about something right now.. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joyce Gray McLaughlin
   Posted Wed April 30, 2014
Robin, Ky, Ronnie and family

My heart hurts for your loss. Trust in your memories to help you through this difficult time. Love, JOYCE & JAMES MCLAUGHLIN

Jeanette LittleHall
   Posted Sat May 03, 2014
May the great Spirit wrap his arms around your family in this time of great sadness. This is not good bye , This is so long see you later. Bob now soars on Eagles wings , and is on his new Journey.May his memories help you through this time of grief .. <3

Linda Kasarda Trimm
   Posted Sat May 03, 2014
Aunt Eleanor Uncle Ray and Claude I was so sorry to read about Uncle Cisco in the Post. My Deepest Sympathy to you and your families ... and I hope all of you are well... Love, Linda Crisco Kasarda
XXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXX to all of you!!!

Martha Dalton
   Posted Tue May 06, 2014
Thinking of you, Ronnie, and family. Sending warm thoughts, prayers and love,
Martha

Kevin Reski
   Posted Thu May 08, 2014
I am sad to hear about Cisco's passing & would like to express our gratitude to you his family that had to bear his absences whenever he needed to leave home to work on towers. From one old family owned tower erection company to another. I met Cisco a 2 or 3 different times at TV brdcst tower sites around the central part of the USA when he & we were also on sites.

Rezzie Big Crow
   Posted Mon June 16, 2014
Eleanor and Family Sorry for the loss you have suffered. I just saw it on the net. I regret not having returned to visit Big Bob. Over the years I have thought of him off and on. He is one person who left and impression of kindness and caring in my heart and I have never forgotten him. I will probably always think of him every time I see a tower or satellite dish, it actually makes me feel good to have had the honor to have met him and was befriended by him. May God hold him in his arms for all eternity. Good-bye kola

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