Francis Paradise

Obituary of Francis Paradise

Francis N. Paradise, 87, of Indianapolis passed away on May 6, 2018 in Mesa, AZ. Frank was born on October 28, 1930 in Indianapolis, IN to Raymond and Caroline (Hermann) Paradise. Frank proudly and bravely served in the United States Navy. In 1973 Frank founded the Paradise Machine and Tool Corporation and has served as its Founder & President. He enjoyed spending quality time making memories with his loving family and friends. He liked to spend time at his lake and woods in Parke County, IN. At the age of 65 he decided to finish his flying lessons, attained a license, bought his airplane and spent many weekends with his sons and friends flying airplanes. Frank and Rita spent winters in Arizona for past 29 years, the last 18 have been in Mesa, AZ. In 2015 Frank was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Rita Marie Baar Paradise. He is also preceded by his son, Gary; brothers, Charles, William, James and Raymond; sisters, Angela, Lucille and Ramona. He is survived by sons, Dennis (Georgianna) and Mark; daughters Debbie (Dave), and Jeanne (Kevin); sister, Margaret Harper of Evans, WA; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Frank’s memory to Grace on Wings P.O. Box 42788 Indianapolis, IN 46242 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142