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FRANK C. BRIX Sr. Obituary
Brix, Frank C. Sr., was born to German immigrant parents in North Philadelphia, PA. He grew up with his brother Bill and lived through the depression. His mother died when he was 14 in 1934, and his father raised him and his brother alone. He only finished 8th grade due to having to find work to help with the money. He got a job with an eye doctor where he learned how to grind eyeglass lenses. He enlisted in the army in 1942 hoping to work in the eye doctor section and after training he was assigned in the optical field at Aberdeen, MD working on gun sights, scopes etc. Later on he decided to follow his brother out to California. He went to school on the GI Bill and got into the Real Estate field by obtaining his brokers l icense. His fiancée Mary Ammann came out to California from Philadelphia and they were married in 1952. They raised 4 sons, one which passed away at 19 in 1974. His first wife Mary passed away in 1983 after 31 years of marriage. He remarried in 1986 to a widowed long time family friend, Lucinda Hammatt, who had a daughter and son with families of their own. Lucinda passed away in 2002 after almost 16 years of marriage. Dad continued living on his own for the next 10 years where he loved the circus, parades, car shows, music functions, and especially the jazz club where they would play Dixieland Jazz and he would dance the umbrella dance. Dad was always very active until he suffered a TIA last October. He was previously diagnosed with A fib, but was on medication to control it. After the TIA, he was never the same. His heart rate decreased and he started slowing down. He was in and out of the hospital and skilled nursing facilities 3 times each when he finally passed away peacefully with his family and grand daughter by his side Feb 07 2013. In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked to make a donation to the Kiwanis Club of greater Anaheim in Dads name. Please send to: KCGA, 5239 E. Glen Arbor Lane, Anaheim, Ca. 92807

Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 2, 2013
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