Francis P. Elder
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Rank: Captain
Date of Members passing: 11/3/2022
Hired:  9/30/1985
Retired: 10/22/2005
Years of Service: 20yrs
Francis “Fran” Park Elder Jr., 72, of Sigel, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022.  He was born on February 16, 1950, to the late Betty Kathrine (Sykes) and Francis Park Elder Sr., in Pittsburgh, PA.  Fran graduated from South Hills High School and retired as a Firefighter Captain for the City of Pittsburgh. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Fran was a jack of all trades and master of many. He enjoyed art in many forms, he was an avid painter and was also a photographer. Fran enjoyed venues with music and art and spent time at Create Café in Brookville, PA, enjoying live music and local art. Fran loved music and played the guitar as well as the piano. He was also a member of the Air National Guard Reserves. Fran was loved by his family and will be missed by many.