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David Carl Franceski, Jr.

Born: Wed., Aug. 31, 1955
Died: Sat., Jul. 11, 2020

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David Carl Franceski, Jr.

1955 - 2020





David Carl Franceski, Jr. of Berwyn, PA passed away on July 11, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family following a hard fought battle with colon cancer.

Born August 31, 1955 in Forest City, PA, he was the son of the late David Carl Franceski, Sr. and Helen M. Franceski (Ligus). He graduated as the Valedictorian of Forest City High School and went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees.  Prior to his retirement, Dave spent his career working at Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLP where he served as a Partner in the Securities Litigation & Enforcement Department.  Among his peers, Dave was respected as a fierce intellectual opponent and a mentor who set the bar for professional and ethical standards.  

He was an expert skier, golfer, hunter, and fisherman who loved to travel, especially with his family, and embraced all of life’s adventures.  His greatest joy, and source of pride, in life were his wife, Margaret Franceski (Manolakis), and his three children Andrew, David, and Melina.  He could always be found in the audience cheering at Andrew’s soccer games, David’s baseball tournaments, and  Melina’s dance performances. Dave devoted his life to his family and will be greatly missed by them.  

In addition to his wife and children, Dave is survived by his three sisters, Helen Lopez (Rexford, NY), Virginia Hall and her husband Lawrence Hall (Harrisburg, PA), and Carla Wood and her husband John Wood (Lancaster, PA); brother, John Franceski and his wife Susan Franceski (Devner, CO); 13 nieces and nephews; one grandniece; and countless cousins who filled his life with love.  Dave is predeceased by his niece, Lisa Lopez.

He will be remembered by his family and friends for his faith, love of nature, determination, intellectual curiosity, kindness, compassion, and strength.

The Family will be hosting a private Funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in David's memory to the American Cancer Society























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andrew davitt
   Posted Mon July 13, 2020
Meg, so very very sorry for your loss. Know that you, DAve and the children are in our thoughts and prayers

Paul A DeSanctis
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
I didn't know David personally but by his reputation. He was a fine husband, father, attorney, and fellow parishioner. May he rest in peace. and may his family be consoled by the Grace of God.

Barbara Smith
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
Dave was a high school classmate! What a great guy in every way. He got along with everyone and was funny, kind and humble. My sympathy and prayers to the family.

American Cancer Fund
   Posted Sat July 18, 2020
The staff of the American Cancer Fund at www.AmericanCancerFund.org is sorry to hear of David’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in his name and our sincere condolences go out to his family.

Sherry Puntar Blodnikar
   Posted Sat July 18, 2020
My sincere condolences to all of Dave’s family. Hoping that your wonderful memories can sustain you in your time of sorrow. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.
Sherry Puntar Blodnikar Class of ‘73

Nancy Britto
   Posted Sat July 18, 2020
Meg, Andrew, David and Melina,

I'm thinking of you all during this time of bereavement and keeping you all in my prayers. I enjoyed working with Dave for 24 years. He was always a true gentleman and a great, caring boss. He will be missed.

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