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Francine Ross Passing

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July 25, 2011, 04:29 PM
Francine Ross Passing
Hi All:

I received some bad news this afternoon. Francine Ross has passed away. Francine was a popular promo collector and many here know her, both from trading with her and seeing her at the Philly Show. On Card Talk, her User ID was "promogal".

Below is the note I received:

Our beloved Aunt, Francine P. Ross passed away on July 21st, 2011.

Her facebook page will remain up as a memorial for now as well as to broadcast info regarding her funeral service. Feel free to post any comments or thoughts on her wall. We appreciate it.


Here is the info:
There will be a short service at White Funeral Home on Thursday, July 28th 10am-11am, and then a procession to Mt. Ararat Cemetery. This will take place in Farmingdale, Long Island, NY.

addresses below:

White Funeral Home
315 Conklin Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735-2610
(516) 249-0336

Mt. Ararat Cemetery
Route 109 (Farmingdale Road)
1000 feet East of Southern State Parkway.


July 25, 2011, 04:42 PM
So sad, sorry to hear this. Frown

Come, it is time for you to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man.
July 25, 2011, 09:14 PM
There was a really nice picture of Fran and me at a Philly Show back when Dart was there. Probably 1998 or 1999, and it was in NSU. I'd love to see it again. She was a nice person who was always so nice to me and genuinely happy to see me. I remember the first time anyone had ever heard of me was at the first show I unveiled the cosmic and legendary PCU #1. She was one of the nay-sayers who at the beginning of the show was skeptical of my revealing "secrets" and then by the end of the show she was hugging me and telling me how much she liked the book. I always liked seeing her and will miss her creeping up behind me and tapping me on the shoulder.

Rest in peace, Fran.
July 25, 2011, 10:27 PM
Mister E.
So sorry for the loss. To her family, friends and family and to her "family" here, my condolences. R.I.P. Frown Frown

The early bird catches the worm, the second mouse gets the cheese.
July 25, 2011, 11:37 PM
Scifi Cards
So sad to hear this.

Fran was always so friendly and genuinely loved the hobby.

Philly will be a little less fun without her around.


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July 26, 2011, 12:38 AM
July 26, 2011, 10:19 AM
Fran and I spent hours talking and trading promos both at the Philly shows and at my house in Florida when she used to visit. She was a sweetheart of a lady and I will definitely miss her. May she rest in peace.

July 26, 2011, 10:52 AM
Bill DeFranzo
Fran and I go back to the old Parsippany shows around the time of the birth of the Promo Card. She was a regular at the Philly Show and attended the last show in Allentown. I made sure that she didn't miss out on any of the give-aways at the show and made her aware of the up-till-then unreleased Doctor Who promos that were floating around. She was quite the trader. I would be hard-pressed to say that I ever saw her exchange cash for the items that she acquired. She was a born barterer.

Bill D.

AKA: Promo Czar (self-appointed)
July 26, 2011, 01:28 PM
Rest in Peace Fran
July 26, 2011, 03:49 PM
My sincere condolences to all that loved and knew her.

"A man has got to know his limitations."