Frank Quijada Jacobo
January 21, 1924 - August 23, 2013
Frank went home to be with his Lord on Aug. 23, 2013 surrounded with the love of his family. He was born January 21st, 1924, to Jose Delores Jacobo and Genoveva Quijada in Phoenix, Arizona. Raised in Los Angeles, CA he attended school there.
In 1941, at the age of 19, he joined the United States Army. After attending basic training he was deployed to England for the preparation of the invasion of Europe. Frank was deployed to the European Theatre on D-Day +2. He served honorably during WWII, and at the end of the war he was honorably discharged.
In 1945, he returned to Los Angeles then moved to Planada, California, to be closer to family. It was there that Frank met his future wife, Frances Burrola. On September 28th, 1946, Frank and Frances were married in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In August of 1959, the Jacobo family moved to Modesto, California. A year later, Frank began his career with General Foods/Post as a fork lift driver. While working there for 26 years, Frank made numerous lifelong friends- retiring in 1986.
In 1987, Frank accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Frank discovered a new level of peace with the Lord and purpose in his life.
During his first retirement Frank completed several major projects around the house. One not to sit idle, he accepted an invitation to join the custodial staff at his church.
So in 1990, he began his second career as a custodian for the First Baptist Church/Cross Point Church. For seventeen years he enjoyed going to work every day to do a "special job" and to be with special friends. When he reached the point when he felt he couldn't do the excellent work he expected of himself he retired in 2007.
Frank enjoyed spending his retired days cooking for the kids at Youth for Christ's Tapestry, along with his son Marvin, where he was called "Grandpa" by the youth. He loved fishing and watching sports on television. He especially enjoyed watching his favorite major league baseball team, the San Francisco Giants. Frank became a diehard Giants fan. Frank attended numerous Giants games with his son, daughter, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His greatest pleasure was taking his family to a Giants game and experiencing his greatest love with his loved ones. Frank's other great passion was going to his grandchildren's' and great grandchildren's sporting events and musical events. Frank was one to never miss anyone's game, concert or recital.
Together, Frank and Frances built a strong family foundation. Frank leaves behind a legacy where God, love, and family is the core of the foundation. Frank was known to family and friends as a "Great Listener." Anyone could come to Frank and talk to him about anything. Frank would listen and would never pass judgment. If asked for his opinion, he would speak wisely, from experience and from his heart.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Genoveva Jacobo, his brothers, Jose Navarro and Antonio Jacobo, and his sisters, Anita Navarro and Delores Jacobo.
Frank is survived by his wife of 66 years, Frances, his children, Genevieve Ramirez, Marvin and Cheryl Jacobo, and Diana Lomeli. He is survived by his grandchildren, David Ramirez, Ashley Lomeli, Dayna Jacobo, Danyel and Steven Davis. He is survived by his great grandchildren, Alyssa Ramirez and Izaiah Ramirez.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, August 30th, 2013, at 1:00 pm, at Cross Point Church, 1301 12th St, Modesto, CA.
Thank you to Memorial Hospital's Heart Unit for their professional care. Frank's wishes were his internment to be private and will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make financial donations to Youth for Christ/Tapestry, 908 Sierra Ave, Modesto, CA 95351.
Published in the Modesto Bee from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2013
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