“I still have the hand carved and signed wood teddy bear that Jim made for me as a "Christmas" present over 30 years ago on one of those church youth group backpacking trips. I have many fond memories of those trips and feel fortunate to have known Jim.
“I love and miss you, Grandpa.
“Forever my Dad, forever his baby daughter and forever my hero.
“I met Jim Frank in 1994 when I first started working with his daughter, Nanci. Jim and Jane welcomed me to their home on several occasions and I always felt that I was the most special guest they ever had! Jim was a gentle man and I'm very happy to have had the chance to know him.
“Jim and I were colleagues at both San Lorenzo High School and the San Lorenzo Adult School. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and worked with him.
Vaden Riggs, Highland Village, Texas
“Mr. James " The Man" Frank was a true gentleman, scholar and
most of all a true man of God who expressed it not just through his family but for PEOPLE in general. I feel like he never met a stranger. It was a great joy, the couple of Thanksgivings and Easter's we spent with Mr. Frank, his
lovely wife, Jane, their children, Nancy, John, Susie and
the other extended famlily members and I use to think
that was really something watching him leading us in
“Jim was one of the men of my youth. I am grateful for the time that I was able to spend around him. What I will remember mosy is is "even keeledness" whether it was working with him on session at church or facing the challenges of a backbacking trip. God bless him. My condolences to the family during this time.
James W. FrankDecember 13, 1919 - April 8, 2013Resident of Castro ValleyJames W. Frank, "Jim," died at the age of 93 on April 8, 2013, in Castro Valley, CA. Jim was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Oakland to Edwin and Marion Frank. They moved to Montclair where Jim attended Montclair schools and...Read More