Joseph R. Franco

July 31, 1964 ‒ February 04, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Joseph R. Franco, 52, of Galion passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Galion Hospital.

Born July 31, 1964 in Lorain, he was the son of Joseph L. and Sharon L. (Born) Franco of Galion.

He was a graduate of Galion High School in 1982. Joe previously attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion and worked at Broshco Fabricating Products in Mansfield for twenty years.

In addition to his parents he is survived by sisters Sheila Franco of Galion and Julie (Ronald) Lemon of Mansfield; brothers Bill (Becky) Franco of Cardington and Jeff (Crystal) Franco of Sandia Park, New Mexico; four nephews and three nieces.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 9 with Father Paul Fahrbach officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Joe Franco, and condolences may be made to them at

  • To the Franco Family, We are so sorry to read about the sudden death of Joe. Larry worked with him at National Mailing for many years. What a fun guy to work with, lots of jokes and pranks among the guys. God be with all of you.

  • Deepest sympathy to the Franco family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  • Julie and family… deepest sympathy to you and all of Joe’s friends. Some of my best memories included bugging Joe and cutting up with him. I just still can’t believe it and I wish I was closer to you all right now…..being in another state is hard at times like this.

  • I am Sorry for your loss….Joe was a very kind & caring person he was the best friend anyone could have…My kids and I have lots of memories of him and he will always hold a special place in our hearts We look forward to seeing him again in heaven very soon..We miss you so much Joe…Praying for the Franco Family…

  • So sorry for the families loss. Joe was a few years ahead of me but I went to school with Jeff. So sad Prayers with all.