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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Francesco Ralph Martone III

Francesco Martone
Francesco Martone III

Francesco Ralph Martone, III, 44, of Ocala, Florida passed away on July 10, 2021. He was born September 18, 1976, the son of Kimberly (Robert) Howie and Francesco Martone, II.

Frank was a native of Miami, Florida before moving to the Ocala area at a young age. He was a graduate of Vanguard High School before attending Central Florida Community College, University of Florida, and Florida State University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science. Frank loved his career as an IT Specialist and the only thing he loved more was being a loving father to his four boys.

Frank is survived by his sons, Francesco R. Martone, IV, Taylor Martone, Chase Martone, and Ryan Martone; parents, Kim (Robert) Howie and Francesco (Janice) Martone, II; siblings, Tiffany (Gary) Schmidt, John (Amy) Arseneau, and Justin Howie; and many other family members and friends.

A memorial service for Frank will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services (910 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470) on Saturday, July 17 at 11:00am. Gathering will be held from 10:00am until the time of the service. Following the service, a celebration of life luncheon will be held at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge (5675 W Highway 40, Ocala, FL 34482). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Go Fund Me for Frank’s children.