April 20, 1931 - February 3, 2015 Frank Patchett was born in Los Angeles in 1931, the first of his siblings to be born in this country. He served as a sailor in the Korean War and on the Los Angeles Police Department for 33 years, retiring as an Area Commanding Officer and moving to Fallbrook in 2000. He was a devoted member of Wilshire and Fallbrook Rotary Clubs, Devil Pups Inc. and the Navy League of Pasadena. In Los Angeles he served on the Salvation Army Advisory Boards, the Franciscan Health Center Board and managed the Los Angles Police Department's Bag Pipe Band. He earned his BA Degree from California State University, Los Angeles; a Doctor of Law Degree from Southwestern University School of Law and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Southern California. There will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to the Rotary Club of Fallbrook Foundation, P.O. Box 1227, Fallbrook, CA 92088 or Devil Pups Inc., P.O. Box 6607, Westlake Village, CA 91359. He is survived by his wife Jerri Patchett, his daughters, Heather and Ann Patchett, his son-in-law Karl Van Devender, his grandchildren, Brendan and Lauren Nancarrow, and five brothers and sisters, Doreen Kulback, Cecilia Patchett, John Patchett, Loretta Baker, and Anthony Patchett and many nieces and nephews. When a man lives his life with the love and values that Frank had, he leaves his family with no regrets and nothing left unsaid. That is the greatest gift.
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Published in Los Angeles Times from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2015.