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January 10, 2013

Alan L. Francisco

NORTHPORT — Alan Lee Francisco, 70, of Northport, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home. Alan was born on Nov. 17, 1942, in Jackson, the son of Irving and Leona (Anderson) Francisco.

A graduate of Traverse City High School, Alan served our nation in the U.S. Air Force, and upon honorable discharge he returned home to help run the family service station, "Irv's Texaco", in Traverse City.

Alan enjoyed playing games on his computer and talking to his online friends. He was a lifelong baseball fan and an avid collector of baseball cards.

Alan is survived by his daughter, Sally (Kennith) Matney; his very loyal friend, Vicki Jackson; sister, Shelly Walter; three grandsons, Justin, Ryan and Christopher; niece, Sheila Dittmar; nephew, Ron (Andrea) Walter; and many great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will be held in the spring. Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery.

Please share thoughts with Alan's family on their online guestbook at

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

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