Shawn Allen Francis passed away on April 2, 2022 in San Jose, CA. He was born on August 25, 1969 and is survived by his large loving family, including his wife, Nan, their children, Ian and Spencer, and his mother, Dee Thompson, and his kitties, Soju and Tubu.
Although gone much too soon, Shawn lived a full and accomplished life. He loved his family dearly and considered his children to be his greatest achievement. He earned a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, completed a master’s degree in Public Administration, and had a 24 year career with the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office retiring as a lieutenant.
Shawn was a devoted San Jose Sharks fan, unsuccessfully willing them very vocally and colorfully to the Stanley Cup each year. He loved watching his children swim for the Creekside Cudas and being a part of the Cuda family. He enjoyed scuba diving, Fourth of July block parties, puzzles, traveling with his family, drinking whiskey with old friends, and making new ones wherever he went.
Most of all he loved helping people; family, friends, and his community. He was someone who was always willing to lend hand or get involved when he saw an injustice. In the end, Shawn just wanted to make the world a safer and better place for all. And he did for all those who knew him. He leaves us much loved and will be greatly missed.
For any donations in honor of Shawn, please consider Mini Cat Town in San Jose or the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shawn Allen Francis, please visit our floral store.