Pablo Velasco Francisco Jr.
January 5, 1951 – February 18, 2021
Pablo “Kit” Velasco Francisco Jr., 70, of Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, passed away on Thursday morning, on February 18th, 2021 in his San Diego home.
After complications that had developed from an internal infection, Kit passed away through the caring hands of his hospice care team and in the arms of his loving wife and best friend.
His family remembers him as a compassionate husband and father with a resilient soul who found beauty in his endeavors and a curiosity for life. Shared with his wife of 40 years, Frances “Chit” Francisco, together they fulfilled their dream of raising a family and found home in the warm suburbs of San Diego, California.
A studious, silent type with an eternal thirst to learn, was how many of his siblings, friends, and colleagues knew him. Having studied at the prestigious technical school, Mapua Tech, he thrived in environments that challenged his wit, no matter how taxing. Fueled by this passion and a motive to support his family, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and after serving four years as a Machinist Mate, two years reserved, he received an honorable discharge to return home to San Diego where he would spend the rest of his years running his own business as an electrician for J.C. Electric.
Kit is survived by the love of his life and wife, Frances, his eldest daughter, Melissa Francisco Caruso, only son, Jael Carlo Francisco, and youngest daughter, Lorirae Capistrano Francisco.
Kit will be immortalized in memory and spirit through his family, friends, and jokes. His fortitude of having been a fighter of what he believed was worth striving for and his reputable vulnerability of endlessly loving those he cared most for, will be how he is remembered from the day his physical being had left this earth to the last breath of his proud descendants that will live on after him.
The Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021