Samuel K. Francis

May 30, 1935December 10, 2018

Samuel K. Francis, age 83, of Waynesburg passed away peacefully Monday, December 10, 2018 in his home.

He was born May 30, 1935 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Sam and Helen Balionis Francis.

On November 17, 1962, he married Diane Daily, who survives.

Mr. Francis worked as a sales representative for Valspar and Sherwin-Williams. He owned and operated the Islay’s store in Waynesburg for many years.

Sam had served on the Waynesburg Borough Council. He also served on n the Governor’s Justice Commission during the establishment of the Greene County 911 System.

He was a member of the Waynesburg Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. 757.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Stephen M. Francis (JoAnne) of Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter, Whitney A. Amoroso of Cranberry Township; four grandchildren, Shannon Francis, Matthew Francis, Steven Amoroso, and Justin Amoroso; and a sister, Elizabeth Schueler (Jeff) of Cranberry Township.


  • Diane D. Francis, Wife
  • Stephen M. (JoAnne) Francis, Son
  • Whitney A. Amoroso, Daughter
  • Sannnon Francis, Granddaughter
  • Matthew Francis, Grandson
  • Steven Amoroso, Grandson
  • Justin Amoroso, Grandson
  • Elizabeth (Jeff) Schueler, Sister
  • Sam Francis, Father
  • Helen Balionis Francis, Mother


  • Private Services

Samuel K. Francis

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William Ridout

December 17, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. I just wanted to tell you that after knowing Sam for over 20 years in my dealings with him at the paint store in Waynesburg, he was one of the nicest people I have ever known. His great sense of humor always left me with a smile on my face as I left the store. You have my sincere condolences. Bill Ridout.

Mark Headlee

December 12, 2018

Sam always came in with a smile on and I always enjoyed his visits to the store . He was a great person. We will miss him. Mark and charlotte headlee

Cindy Dulaney Brewer

December 12, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked for Sam at Isalys in the early 70s. I always tell people that he was the best boss in the world.