Joseph J Franceschino

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Joseph J Franceschino

  • Birth 1 May 1920
  • Death 26 Oct 1959 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec. P, Lot 24, Range 3, Grave: North Half
  • Memorial ID 36844564

Police Officer Joseph Franceschino
Philadelphia Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, October 26, 1959

Biographical Info
Age: 39
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: Not available
Unit of assignment: Highway Patrol

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Monday, October 26, 1959
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Officer Franceschino, a member of the Highway Patrol, died of a heart attack when he fell down a flight of stairs while looking for a burglar in a house on 18th Street near Sansom. Officer Franceschino was an eight-year veteran of the force.

Name: Joseph J Franceschino
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania
State of Residence: Pennsylvania

Enlistment Date: 18 Jun 1942
Enlistment State: Pennsylvania
Enlistment City: Philadelphia
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 1 year of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 145

Source Information:

National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

Additional sources:

Bio courtesy The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

Gravesite Details This Officer's grave may be missing a headstone/be unmarked.





  • Created by: Researcher
  • Added: 7 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36844564
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph J Franceschino (1 May 1920–26 Oct 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36844564, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .