March 22, 1948 ~ May 16, 2021

Born in: Alhambra, California
Resided in: Manhattan Beach, California

Bob Francis was born on March 22, 1948 in Alhambra, California. He passed away on May 16, 2021 after a short illness at the age of 73. Growing up as the youngest of three boys in Alhambra, he graduated from St. Theresa Grammar School and San Gabriel Mission High School. He was an accomplished athlete at baseball and soccer. After high school, Bob went to CSULA and graduated with a BS in Business Administration. After college, he moved to the South Bay where he lived for fifty years. Bob worked for Bank of America for a short time and then formed F.A.S.T. Attorney Service working for many law firms and insurance companies. He expanded his business and formed Microfilm Copy Service. He operated both entities for over fifty years.

Bob was outgoing, charismatic, generous, fun to be around, an excellent surfer, devoted to his extended family and loved to travel to Mexico. He was always ready to party. He loved classic cars and owned quite a few. He was well known in Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. He was a longtime parishioner at American Martyrs. He was deeply involved in his son, Drew’s, AYSO soccer days, as well as his grandson, Jack’s, baseball teams. He was a boat owner with a 38 foot cabin cruiser in King Harbor for over three decades. He was a great skier and owned a cabin in Mammoth Lakes, California.

He met Linda Tims (Schneider) and they traveled to Mexico (Cabo San Lucas and Rosarito), Hawaii, Catalina and Mammoth for over thirty years while residing together in Manhattan Beach. They loved spending time on the boat (7th Heaven II) and participating in their children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Later, Bob met Lois Rawitt and her family. Together they enjoyed travel, music and great food.

Bob is survived by his brother Art, his sister-in-law, Pat, his daughters, Devon Rymer and Dani Skinner, his son, Drew Tims, son in law, Andy Rymer, grandchildren, Charles, Mikaela, Sienna, Isabella and Jack Rymer, great granddaughter, Livia Rymer, niece and nephews, Patti Stiles Michael Elliott, and James Francis and great nephew and nieces, Noelle, Derek, Christopher and CJ. Bob also loved spending time with his adorable dogs, in particular, his baby girl Lucy.

A celebration  of Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, September 18th at Torrance Beach, 387 Paseo de la Playa at 10AM.  Please bring a beach chair and dress casually.

“May you be in Heaven a half-hour before the devil knows you’re dead.” Party on, Bob.


Robert Francis Zoom Recording


Celebration of Life: September 18, 2021 10:00 am

Torrance Beach
387 Paseo Del La Playa
Torrance, CA 90505


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  1. candle 7Hello. To all of Bob’s family and friends, I want to express my regret of his early, and unexpected passing. He was a true and dear friend of mine. Let’s celebrate his fruitful and glorious life, and never forget the awesome man he was. Rest peacefully Bob. Your great friend and brother from another mother, James Ezell

  2. candle 1Bob was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever known. He said what he truly felt and was not afraid to show compassion to anyone. He was smart and able to run a a successful business for many, many years. Knowing Bob for so long, I was able to see that he never changed. He was an absolutely wonderful person and someone I personally turned to for advice with many obstacles in my life. We turned to him when I needed it most an he was there always! He made a difference in our lives and so often when something comes up, even for just a passing second, I want to share it with Bob. We will miss him in so, so much! This world was a better place with him in it! His presence will always be felt in the ones left behind. But we will see you again someday Bob. Thanks for being part of our lives – you were truly loved! Rest In Peace my sweet friend.

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