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1933 Robert 2015

Robert Franks

September 1, 1933 — December 28, 2015

Robert M Franks Jr.
Born Sept 1, 1933 Died Dec 28, 2015
Bob was as big as the State of Texas where he was born. After finishing college in Texas A+I. He joined the Army and was a
Signal corp film & photography officer. His military work led
him to New York City, Europe and atomic testing in Nevada.
He was married to Marianne Ratz in 1953 and they had four children: David, Douglas, Carol and Mike. After leaving the Army the family settled in Seaside and then Prunedale. Bob worked in the North Monterey County School system as a teacher and later as a librarian until he retired. Bob met his second wife while working in Castroville Elemetary and they were married in 1981. In his retirement Bob enjoyed travel, World War II history, big band jazz and classic films. He passed away at his home in Watsonville after a long illness.
He leaves behind his wife Patricia, his son Mike, daughter Carol and beloved cat Doolittle.

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