Ret. SGM Francisco Tovar, Sr., also known as Frank, age 81, passed away on May 26, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born on January 28, 1938 in Sebastian, TX to the late Guadalupe and Nicolasa Tovar.
Francisco was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1960, serving one tour in the Vietnam War. He dedicated 23 years of honorable service to his country. After military retirement, he continued his passionate service as an ROTC instructor. He remained steadfast in helping and mentoring individuals to realize their full potential. He loved his country and family with all his heart.
Francisco is survived by his wife of 57 years Edilia, 5 children, Mary Diane, Francisco Jr., Marisol, Juan Carlos and wife Anna, and Jorge Andres, 6 grandchildren, and his brother and two sisters.
Services for Francisco will be held at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 beginning with a 9 AM rosary, military honors will begin at 10 AM followed by a funeral service. Francisco's dedication, service, and sacrifice, not only to his country but, to his family and friends, will forever be his legacy.
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