OBITUARY

Francis C. Bischoff

July 31, 1926March 16, 2013

Francis Christian Bischoff passed into eternal life on Saturday March 16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. He was born on July 31, 1926 in Philadelphia Pa. and had lived in Norfolk, Va. and Orlando, Fl. He was a Veteran of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Navy retiring with the rank of Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate. Francis was predeceased by his loving wife Jane (Ryan), his daughter Maureen Therese, his son Robert Paul, and brother Robert “Gus”. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Francis Jr. “Chris”, Jane McKay, Margaret Saccone and George. His Grandchildren Paul Bischoff, Marney McKay-Meyer (Jerry Meyer), Logan McKay, Lindsay Saccone and Vincent Saccone. Very special adopted grandsons Fred and Dan Snyder. Surviving are his brothers Joseph (Helen) and David (Mary Kessler), his sisters Winifred Sontag, Barbara Kenney (Frank), Agnes Burns (Joseph), Pat Proses (Charles), and Mary Conway (Al Cowling). Also cherished in memory by many nieces and nephews in both the Bischoff and Ryan Families. A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2013, from 4 to 8 pm at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk, Va. A scripture service will be held on Monday at 9am with burial following at the National Cemetery in Hampton Va. A future memorial Mass and celebration of life will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Orlando, Fl. Memorials to St. Jude’s Hospital and/or Blessed Trinity Catholic Church of Orlando in his name are appreciated. Friends may offer condolences at www.smithandwilliamsnorfolk.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013
  • Scripture Service Monday, March 25, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, March 25, 2013
REMEMBERING

Francis C. Bischoff

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Chris Morris

March 24, 2013

Jane,
I am thinking of you and your family. Sending my love.

Bonnie Raney Webb

March 24, 2013

We have great memories of the entire Bischoff family and life on Vimy Ridge, loving thoughts to all. The Raney family.

Betty Jean Lanier

March 24, 2013

Many thanks to Mr. Bischoff for the wonderful gift of his daughter Jane who has been my dearest friend for nearly 16 years. I'm sad that he has passed from her life; she loved him so and will miss him terribly.

Terry Wimberger

March 24, 2013

So sorry to hear about your fathers passing. He was a blessing to all of us and was loved by everyone. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. You are all in my prayers.

Love
Terry

March 23, 2013

Jane, so sorry to hear about your father's passing. You and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

Shirley (White) DiDomenico

March 23, 2013

Uncle Francis, you were such a wonderful Uncle and friend............Your help during my time taking care of my mom will never be forgotten, Rest in Peace, have a beautiful reunion up there with all of the family
Sharon Milan Colson
Vancouver, Washington

David Bischoff

March 21, 2013

Brother Francis. I will miss you but always remember our many fun times together. You taught me how to be a better golfer, card player and listener. Thank you for everything. I love you. Brother David

Paul Bischoff

March 21, 2013

My grandfather was a great man, and although I didn't see him nearly as often as I'd like, he was still a mentor to me. I've spent 24 years in the Navy trying to duplicate his accomplishments, but could never quite compare to his amazing talents. Easy to talk to, friendly to be with, he'll certainly be missed.

Denise Yuhas

March 21, 2013

Uncle Francis,
You will always be in our hearts and prayers! You have left us with precious memories that we will cherish forever! As you always said "God Bless"!
Love, Denise, Michael & Family

March 21, 2013

My prayers go out to the entire family. Frank was a wonderful guy who I was lucky enough to have as a father-in-law at one time in my life. God Bless all of you. Chris Gillis West Allis, WI.