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1991 Christopher 2024

Christopher Louis Franczek

March 1, 1991 — May 11, 2024


Akron resident, Christopher Louis Franczek, aged 33, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, May 11th, 2024. 

Christopher was born March 1st, 1991 in Painesville, Ohio to Deborah Franczek and Harold Franczek Jr. 

He grew up in Madison, Ohio. After his parents’ separation, he moved to Charolette, NC to live with his mother. He graduated Vance High School. He excelled in his studies there and was proud of his ROTC achievements. He was an avid animal lover and people person. He was a thrill seeker who loved roller coasters and lived life to the fullest. Cooking & sharing his food with others was his passion. Throughout the years, he held several exciting employment experiences. He worked for Carrowinds Amusement Park. The park is located on the border between North Carolina and South Carolina. It operates in both states. In Charolette, NC he bartended for Levy Restaurants which hosted arena events for concerts, NASCAR and more. He always told stories of seeing the song “Jump” live & working the Coca Cola 500. His mother, Deborah, and wife, Elaine both worked with him for years at the Chardon, OH Mr. Hero. Regulars there became like family, especially Mike and Susan Sealy. He and his family ventured out west to Colorado where he worked at Love’s Travel Store in Pueblo. He managed the 3 restaurant options at this location. Here he met Kim Pattinson who became a dear family friend. He and his wife purchased their first home a few years later in La Junta, CO where he became a chef for the local schools. During his time at the schools, his health began to take a toll causing him to discontinue his duties. 

Christopher loved to give back to others however he could and would give you the shirt off his back. The school children he worked with daily recognized his caring personality. They often made a point to say hello to him if he was working in his yard/garden or out and about in the community. He passed away just in time to rejoin his mother in heaven for Mother’s Day. 

With Christopher’s passing he leaves behind his wife, Elaine M. Franczek (Warren) of Akron & his beloved fur babies; his father Harold M. Franczek Jr. & his step mother Natasha Jones previously of Eastlake; step brother Connor Jones of Mentor; his mother-in-law Mary Ellen (McKenna) and father-in-law David J. Warren of Concord Township; sister-in-law Jessica L. (Warren) & brother-in-law Zachary Copley of Akronhis grandmother Mary Carter of Avon Lake & Grandmother Franczek of Mentor; aunt Claudette & cousin Courtney Melendez of Loraincousin, Heather (Melendez) & Richard Feliciano & children of Lorain; Aunt Barbara Hill of ChardonUncle Mike, Aunt Michelle & their children (Franczek); countless other friends & family. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Deborah Ann Franczek (Hearson); his step father, Alan L. “Alvin” Prunty; his uncle Nestor E. Melendezhis grandmother Nancy Hearsonhis grandfathers; Minter “Pop” Prunty & Harold Francek Sr.

A private celebration of life for family & friends will be announced at a later date.

Cremation Services in care of Summit Simple Cremation, 3755 Boettler Oaks Drive, #E2, Uniontown, Ohio 44685.
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