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Frank Sumares
Oct. 14, 1939 -
Mar. 28, 2013
Resident of Hayward
Frank C. Sumares, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, educator & jazz musician extraordinaire passed from this life on March 28, 2013 at age 73.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Lee Sumares and his three daughters, Kathleen Bacon of Boise, Idaho, Sheila Lane of Sebastopol, and Lisamarie Sumares of Daly City. He was the adoring grandfather of Laura Sumares Tellwright of Staffordshire, England and Kate Hansen of Sherman Oaks. Frank was the proud great-grandfather of Ava Kathleen Tellwright of Staffordshire, England. He is also survived by his boys Jack and Ernie. Frank also leaves his mother, Hazel Sumares and brother John Sumares of Santa Clara. Equally important, Frank is survived by countless friends, past and present music students, fellow music educators, musicians and mentors. Frank was adored and widely respected in the music community.
Frank was born & raised in Hayward. After graduation from Hayward High School he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. Frank then pursued his college education in the Bay Area. During his long career in music education Frank taught at various schools & colleges as well as numerous jazz & music camps and workshops throughout Northern California where he left a lasting legacy through music.
No funeral services will be held. A celebration of Frank's life & the music he loved will be held during the Summer of 2013.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 3, 2013
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