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Hyman Frank


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Hyman Frank Obituary
September 6, 1916 - August 9, 2015

Hy Frank, the patriarch of the Frank family and World War II veteran, passed away peacefully at his Brentwood home Sunday morning just one month shy of celebrating his 99th birthday. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Anna and Louis Frank, Hy enlisted in the United States Army at the height of WWII wanting to defend the freedoms and opportunities his grandparents sought when they immigrated from Lithuania. Hy was deployed to Normandy and landed on Omaha Beach amid the carnage and devastation four days after D-Day. He drove support vehicles for the First Army and General Patton's Third Army and lived through the Battle of the Bulge.

At the end of the war, Hy returned home to his loving wife Edythe and opened a meat packing company in Williamsburg which he operated successfully with his friend Gus for more than 30 years. Hy's ethics, morals and commitment to family set the perfect example for his own sons, Rich and Bill. Hy was a devoted member of Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles. He loved to play Gin Rummy with his buddies at the Beverly Hills Country Club, often winning money from "the young guys, the 80 year olds". He was an avid viewer of FOX news, a sports enthusiast who rarely missed watching the Dodgers, Lakers or Kings play on TV.

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Hy, but we are all so appreciative of the time we had with him. He lived a long and beautiful life, and those who were fortunate to know him understand the contribution he made to this world, as he touched each and every one of our lives. Hy was a loving husband of 71 years to Edythe who passed away in 2011 at the age of 94. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and is survived by his sons, Rich and his wife Leslie, and Billy and his wife Adena, as well as his grandchildren Paul, Darryl and his wife Vanessa, Gavin and her husband Devon, and Adam and his wife Jessica, as well as his great grand children, Lewis, Stella, Jeremy and Benjamin, and his long time caretaker Shirley Spence.

Funeral services will be held at 11am, Tuesday, August 11th at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of Hy Frank's memory to Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 11, 2015
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