DANIEL FRANK | TheUnion.com


Daniel C. Frank died July 29 at his home in Grass Valley. He was 80.

Friends are welcome to attend a memorial mass at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4, at St. Canice Catholic Church, Nevada City.

Mr. Frank was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Detroit. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He then served two years in the Army during the Korean War. He later obtained a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami. He worked 37 years as a pharmaceutical salesman for Parke Davis Drug Company, until about 1992.

Mr. Frank was a loving and faithful husband, father, grandpa and friend, who always put his family ahead of work; yet he was one of Parke Davis Drug Company’s top salesmen during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. He loved to play golf and used to say that his handicap was his stroke. God even blessed him with not just one, but three holes-in-one! Eat your heart out Bill Pilkington! Most of all, he treasured playing golf with his son, David.

Though he suffered terribly from a variety of health problems the last year of his life, he never complained and would always say he felt “fantastic” when asked how he was doing. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy in his son and grandchildren, of whom he is very proud. We will miss you Dad, but know with certainty and blessed assurance that someday we will be reunited with you in Heaven with Jesus. We praise God for that, and for the life He gave you here on earth. God bless you, Dad, and remember, “Keep your eye on the ball and swing easy, pal.”

Mr. Frank is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Millie of Grass Valley; son, David of Grass Valley; sister, Nancy Hafner of Miami; and grandchildren Samantha of Los Angeles, Robbie of Rocklin, and Tommy of Grass Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Ethel Frank, and his younger brother, George Jr.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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