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1926 - 2012 Obituary Condolences

Donald P. Franks, 86, of Palm Desert, CA, passed away April 30, 2012 in Rancho Mirage. He was born April 23, 1926 to Jack and Anne Franks in Trenton, New Jersey.

In 1953, Don moved to Los Angeles, CA and went into private practice in internal medicine. During this timeframe, Don completed a second residency in anesthesiology. He practiced at Holy Cross Hospital in Los Angeles, CA; Encino Hospital, Los Angeles, CA; Oroville Medical Center and Roseville Medical Center. He was Director of Roseville Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center. He retired in April 1992.

He was a member of the California Medical Association; American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiology, California Society of Anesthesiology and American Board of Anesthesiology.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha Franks; his children, Dennis, Douglas and David Franks, and step-children, Dan Yordan, Rick Mathews, Valerie Mathews, Natalie Morgan; and nine grandchildren.

Don's memorial service will be held at Monterey Country Club, Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 at 3 p.m.

The family suggest donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001, or to a preferred charity.

To view and sign the guest book go to www.chicoer.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on May 5, 2012
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