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Frank Witherell Jr.


1926 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Frank Witherell Jr. Obituary
April 1, 1926 - February 2, 2017 Frank Witherell Jr. died peacefully in his sleep February 2, 2017 at age 90 in San Clemente. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Reuel Witherell and five children Teresa Witherell of Hartford, CT, Saundra Minshull of Palos Verdes Estates, Lynn Wallace of Santa Monica, Joan Shelby of Ramona and John Witherell of Oceanside, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Frank Witherell III. Frank, a first generation Californian, was born in Los Angeles April 1, 1926 to Agna and Frank Witherell Sr. He lived at the Masonic Home from 1939-1943 where he graduated from Covina High School. The values and morals learned at the Masonic Home shaped his life. Upon graduation, Frank enlisted in the Navy's Officer Training Program-V12. He attended University of St. Thomas for one year before transferring to Northwestern University to complete his undergraduate degree. Frank was selected to attend Harvard Business School on the first post-World War II class. Frank received his MBA in June 1948. Frank began his insurance career with Aetna Life and Casualty in 1948 where he worked for six decades before retiring in 1990 as the General Manager for the Orange County office. Frank and Reuel were married June 1, 1951 and were sweethearts for over 65 years. Their love of travel took them to six of the seven continents. A private family service will be held and in lieu of gifts or flowers donations may be made to of Los Angeles (shrinershospitalforchildren.org).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2017
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