William A. C. Francis
1938 — 2021
William A. C. Francis, age 82, of Copley, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. He was born September 14, 1938, in Pittsburgh, PA; beloved son of the late Albert C. and Cecelia H. (nee Schmidt) Francis. Devoted husband of Margaret Francis; cherished father of Karen (David) Francis, William A. C. Francis, Jr, and James Michael (Nicole) Francis; beloved grandfather of Sam, David, Hayden, Nick, and Cooper; treasured brother of A. Sylvia Francis and the late John Francis. William grew up in Shadyside, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed reading and spent many hours writing stories loosely based on his childhood. William dedicated over 40 years as a professor at the University of Akron...