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Sebastian Joseph Franchina, Jr.

December 12, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Sebastian Joseph Franchina, Jr., 54, of 126 Livingston Ave., died at 9:40 a.m., Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2012) in WCA Hospital.

He was born Feb. 20, 1958 in Jamestown, a son of Audrey Buell Franchina and the late Sebastian J. Franchina, Sr.

A graduate of Jamestown High School, he had in earlier years been the manager of several area nightclubs. He was later employed by D and S Glass and retired from Hope's Windows due to his health.

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Sebastian Joseph Franchina, Jr.

Joe loved to brag about his children, nieces and nephews. He enjoyed several fantasy football leagues and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan. He also looked forward to hunting.

Joe is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Brown Franchina, whom he married May 25, 1991; two daughters, Shayna Franchina of Jamestown and Taylor Franchina of Jamestown; a son, Samuel Franchina of Jamestown; his mother of Jamestown; two sisters, Linda (Ken) Burkey of Warren, Ohio and Brenda (Terry) Vanderwork of Clymer; two brothers, John (Peni) Franchina of Texas and Randy (Dianne) Franchina of Gerry; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died May 22, 2008; his father-in-law, James J. Brown, Sr.; and an aunt, Betty Marsh.

A graveside memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1 at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis W. Mende officiated. Friends were received from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

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