Frank Dohm died Saturday, March 15, 2014, peacefully at his home in his sleep at12:45 pm. He had been suffering with congestive heart failure for many years. |
Alvina (Smith) and Leon O. Dohm gave birth to Francis on September 9, 1935, in Bell, CA. He went to over 20 schools from K-12. He graduated from San Diego Vocational High in 1953. In 1954, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman attached to the Fleet Marines. He served during the Korean War in Japan and was honorably discharged in 1957. From 1957 to 1959 he worked as a production lead at Rohr Aircraft Corp. Following, he was accepted into the Tool and Die Apprenticeship through General Dynamics Convair Division, and received his AA Degree in 1962 and Certificate in 1963. From 1964 to 1968 he worked on the F-111 and Dart 440 as a Mass Properties and Weights Engineer at Convair. He became a production supervisor coordinating the sub-assembly of the DC-10 fuselage in 1970. He later joined the Navy Reserves, part of VFC-13 (Fightertown USA) and retired in 1996.
Frank was the founding Industrial Arts teacher at Twin Peaks Middle School (TMPS) when it opened in 1971. He taught for 27 years at TPMS and retired in 1998. He earned his BA Degree from San Diego State College in Industrial Studies in 1970, MA Degree at SDSU in Industrial Studies in 1974 and MA Degree from USIU in Ed Administration in 1976.
Frank married his sweetheart, Susan McWilliams, on December 27, 1958, in San Diego. They had four children and were active in the LDS church. In the church, Frank served as a Seventy, High Priest, Scoutmaster, Ward Mission President, and also a temple worker from 1968 to 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Susan (McWilliams) Dohm; children, Michael (Sharon) Dohm of Slidell, LA, Lisa Dohm of UT, Rodger (Sherri) Dohm of Ramona, CA, and Shelley (Kevin) Weight of Chandler, AZ; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014, at 10am at the LDS Church, 14211 Twin Peaks Rd., Poway, officiated by Bishop Mark Cuthburt. Graveside service and dedication at Dearborn Memorial Park, immediately following.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, to LDS Humanitarian program, ldsp.org, (800) 525-8074.
Published in the Pomerado News on Mar. 20, 2014