January 10, 1939 ~ December 26, 2010
Franco, David Anthony, a 42 year resident of Torrance, went to his eternal reward on Sunday, December 26, 2010, following a long bout with lung cancer. David was born in Tucson, AZ January 10, 1939. He attended Mt. Carmel High School and L.A. City College. David served in the Army Reserve from 1957 to 1960. A career prototype machinist, Dave worked for Northrop, Hughes, TRW, Raytheon, and Boeing helping to develop many of the technologies we enjoy today. Coach Franco was a prominent figure in the Torrance soccer community in the 1970's and 1980's. David is survived by wife, Carole Franco, sons, Michael Franco (Michelle) of Long Beach, Stephen Franco (Natalie) of Torrance, daughter, Pauline (Greg) Thomke of Hawthorne, and 3 granddaughters Alicia Franco, Ashley Franco, and Andrea Franco. Visitation will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 5, at 10 a.m. with a reception following in St. James Parish Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burial will be private.
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