Francis Christian Bischoff passed into eternal life on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Orlando, Fl. He was born on July 31, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pa. and had lived in Norfolk, VA. and Orlando, FL.
He was a Veteran of WW II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1974 and retiring with the rank of Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Francis Jr.'Chris', Jane McKay, Margaret Saccone and George, grandchildren Paul Bischoff, Marney McKay-Meyer (Jerry Meyer), Logan McKay, Lindsay Saccone and Vincent Saccone. Surviving are his brothers, Joseph (Helen) and David (Mary Kessler), his sisters Winifred Sontag, Barbara Kenney (Frank), Agnes Burns (Joseph), Pat Proses (Charles), Mary Conway (Al Cowling). Also cherished in memory by many nieces and nephews in both the Bischoff and Ryan families. Francis was predeceased by his wife Jane Ryan Bischoff in March of 2012, a daughter, Maureen Therese, a son, Robert Paul, and his brother Robert “Gus”.
Funeral services will be held at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk, Va. on Sunday evening March 24, 2013.
Military honors and burial will be at the National Cemetery in Hampton, VA. on Monday morning March 25th. A future memorial Mass and celebration of life will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Orlando, FL.
Memorials to St. Jude’s Hospital and/or Blessed Trinity Catholic Church of Orlando in his name are appreciated.