Ulises Franco, age 85, passed into the Light at home in the arms of his family. He is survived by his four children, David, Thomas, Elizabeth and Daniel, his daughter-in-law Rita, his grandchildren Elizabeth and John, and his extended family of sisters and brothers and nieces and nephews. Ulises was born in Mexico and emigrated to Ohio. He settled in Cleveland, getting a degree in Engineering and raising his family with his wife Norma, who preceded him in passing.
Saying No was never part of Ulises vocabulary and he was always open to new experiences. He lived many adventures in his life, starting in Ohio; spending much of his career building parts of the Alaska Pipeline; moving his family to Iran while building a refinery; and finishing up as an independent drafter. Upon his medical retirement he spent his last years in Arizona with his wife and children.
Ulises was a member of the Tempe Friends, a Quaker Meeting House of the faith that brought him and Norma together. He enjoyed supporting his extended family, traveling, photography and indigenous artwork of many cultures. He appreciated all forms of humor but had a special fondness for the antics of Peter Sellers and anything produced by Mel Brooks. Likewise, he liked many singers but paid extra attention to Charo, Linda Ronstadt and Bernadette Peters. A Memorial for family and friends will be held at a later date. Donations in his name can be made to the Olney Friends School in Barnesville, Ohio.