|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1988|
The Philadelphia Inquirer; Wednesday, August 24, 1988, Section E Page 9:
"Francis C. Byrne Jr., 53, an engineering company supervisor remembered for giving much to his family and for never giving in to his longtime heart problems, died Sunday at Phoenixville Hospital. Mr. Byrne was an engineering support adviser for eight years at the Swarthmore-based ADEC, the Advanced Development and Engineering Center, a subsidiary of Wickes Co. Previously, he held senior management positions with the Environmental Techtonics Corp. in Southampton. A resident of Collegeville, Mr. Byrne worked full time - and without complaint - despite persistent heart problems that were brought on by heart damage he suffered during a bout with rheumatic fever when he was 14. "He was a strong person, loving and giving," said Patricianne M. Blaney Byrne, his wife of 31 years. "He was especially giving." Before moving to Collegeville several years ago, Mr. Byrne and his family lived in Cheltenham Township for many years. There, Mr. Byrne coached a girls' soccer team sponsored by the Cheltenham Jay-Vees. One of his daughters, Elizabeth, was a member of his team. Now a college student, she was named Division III All-American for 1987 and 1988. "His family was his main interest," his wife said. "He went to all the kids' games, and he encouraged them with what they wanted to do in life. He was just always here for them." Mr. Byrne graduated from West Catholic High School and attended St. Joseph's University. Survivors: his wife, Patricianne M. Blaney Byrne; daughters, Elizabeth and Shelagh M.; sons, Gregory F. and Christopher C., and a sister. Services: calling hour, 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, and Mass of Christian Burial, 11:30 a.m., St. Eleanor Roman Catholic Church, 647 Locust St., Collegeville. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham."
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