Raymond L. Francis, 72, printer for The Sun

March 05, 2004

Raymond L. Francis, a retired printer for The Sun, died of cancer Feb. 25 at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Parkville resident was 72.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Melville Avenue in Waverly, he attended City College.

He began his apprenticeship as an Evening Sun printer in 1949. His work was interrupted by military service in the Navy aboard the battleship Wisconsin during the Korean War. He later joined the Parkville post of the American Legion.

Mr. Francis retired from the newspaper in 1999. He was a member of Baltimore Typographical Union No. 12.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, the former Lois Am- rhein, a retired Maryland General Hospital pediatrics clerk; a brother, Woodson Francis Sr. of Lutherville; and three sisters, Erminie Butterton of Seattle, Marian Solesi of Pylesville and Gene Jagdman of Bel Air.

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