PALM COAST, Fla. - A funeral service celebrating the life of Francis Leo "Fran" Crotto, 71, of Palm Coast, Fla., will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. Fran passed away on Jan. 6, 2014, at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House.
As a young man he served in the Navy aboard the USS Glacier in Antarctica from 1961 to 1965. After working for IBM for 30 years in many different capacities, he retired in 1996. After his retirement, he and his wife, Jean, moved to Palm Coast from Marietta, Ga.
In addition to golfing, reading and rooting for the Red Sox, Fran enjoyed vacationing in Maine every summer since his retirement. Most of all, Fran enjoyed spending time with his beloved wife and family. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Jean Grivois Crotto; sons Jeffrey J. Crotto, of St. Augustine, and Jason L. Crotto, of Key West, Fla.; siblings Sharon and her husband, Keith Harvey, Leo E. Crotto Jr., Dana and his wife, Joan Sharp, and Gloria Padham; and his very special aunt Velma Allen.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in his memory to the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. For online condolences go to www.craigflaglerpalms.com "online obituaries." Services are in the care and trust of Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home.