Frank, Daniel Karl, a local resident of Torrance, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2007 in Hermosa Beach. Born and raised in Torrance, Daniel was 27 when he died. Daniel graduated from Torrance High School where he was active in Soccer and Surfing. He ultimately completed a Bachelor’s Degree of Art in Graphic Design from San Diego State University. Daniel was a full-time Graphic Designer in the Action Sports industry, a part-time free-lance web designer, and an aspiring Fine Artist. He created art and design to inspire free-thinking, spiritualism, and a "no worries" attitude. His hobbies were surfing, soccer, painting, guitar, traveling, and living life to its fullest. He was a fan of all genres of music, sports, star wars and the Dodgers. He mentally and emotionally supported family and friends. He is survived by his Father, Daniel Frank of Redondo Beach, CA; Mother, Berenice Gallo Frank of Raleigh, NC; Brother, Kevin Frank of Torrance, CA; and Sister, Stephanie Frank of Raleigh, NC; a large, close-knit multitude of family and friends throughout the South Bay and Southern California. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday July 27 from 5 to 9pm. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Saturday July 28 at 2pm. Inurnment will be private at Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America.

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  1. Sorry to hear about your loss. Such a young life, and it sounds as though many people cared for him. My prayers are with you at this time. Why cannot something this horrible happen to George W. Bush rather than to a good person?

  2. My deepest sympathies go out to you during this unimaginable time of sorrow. I’m sorry I didn’t know Daniel but, I heard of the terrible chain of events from my boyfriend who witnessed Daniel’s tragic accident that day. He lives just steps from the site and is deeply saddened by what he saw. From everything I have read about Dan he sounded like a very cool person who was a positive spirit to many people and embodied our South Bay laid-back mantra. If it brings you any comfort, you need to know that when my boyfriend saw him riding down 24th street and passed him just seconds before it all happened; he said Daniel had a look on his face of someone having a good time and enjoying life. May God bless you all during this very difficult time and give you strength. “The wind casts seeds to scatter in the breeze. We plant seeds of love into others’ souls to bloom. Those who bloom in the hearts of others never die.”

  3. Berenice and family : My thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time . Although I have never met Daniel I have always heard the love and pride that shows when Berenice speaks of ” my kids “

  4. Hi. You do not know me, but I am a friend of Jim’s, at work. He told me about Daniel and I just felt the need to let you know that your family is in my prayers. I am so sorry for the loss of Daniel. There are alot of things in life that we do not understand, but God has a plan for each and everyone of us. Daniel fulfilled his plan while he was here with us. He had a beautiful smile and he looked like he was totally a kick back kind of person. Someone that you could get along with. Never stop loving each other and always forgive. :0) CC

  5. Dan, your family is my thoughts and prayers. I feel I do not have the words except to say you were an awesome guy. Always a no worries attitude and a smile on your face. God bless.

  6. It’s one of my best memories that I hold, it’s from a time in my childhood at my old house on 21st place in Santa Monica… It was probably just another summer afternoon: hot out, desiring to be cooled off by water, and this whole part of my family that I rarely got to see was over. All the right ingredients were there–kid cousins my age, summer, a backyard, and of course super soakers and water balloons. Well, low and behold an all out water balloon fight ensued between Danny, Kevin, Stephanie, and I. We ran all around the row of trees in the back yard, ducking, hiding and launching water balloons at each other. It was simple bliss. We probably played some basketball and maybe even skateboarded that day as well. We were all just kids, my cousins a few years older than I. I have always treasured that memory and always will. Love, Your Cousin Jeremy

  7. Bernice and family : I am so sorry for your loss. I know ,Bernice, how much you worship all your children and don’t asume to even imagine how you must feel.I, as all the nurses at Wake ED, have you and your family in our thoughts. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.You are such a speacial mother – please try to stay strong. Love Michelle Petty – Wake med ED

  8. Let me first start by sharing that I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I cannot begin to imagine the sadness your family must feel at this time, but know that many are keeping you all close to their hearts. Dan sounds like the most amazing, fun-loving, caring, inspiring, charismatic person one should be so blessed to meet. I have never met Dan, but would have been blessed if i did. he has touched my life through those that i know who knew and loved him. Know today and always that he has touched so many more lives than one can even imagine and each person will take a certain part of Dan with them through life.. be proud and know that he was loved most amazingly by so many. May your family find peace and never let go of the wonderful memories of him. Through the loving words of his friends and family, Dan sounds like he would want you to laugh as much as you can, love as deep as you can, live life to the fullest and never let a day go by without smiling 🙂 Smart man and an inspiration to us all 🙂 My deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you and yours.

  9. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Without your family, Carl would not have made it through high school. We know that Dan is watching over you and us, smiling as he plays soccer on the oceans in the sky.

  10. Bernice and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless. Melissa Nausch

  11. Bernice and family, Words are not enough to convey the heartfelt sympathy from all your former coworkers in ER at Kaiser Harbor City. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you.

  12. Berenice, I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. May the love of family and friends give you strength and support through this most difficult time. Your precious son will always remain in the hearts of those that love him. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, Peggy Casey Nisen (MCHS 1973)

  13. Dearest Bernice and family, may our Almighty Lord be with you all. Our deepest sympathy. Love, Chat,Guido and Joanne Javier

  14. You have touched so many lives that it’s miraculous and although we were not close you have changed my life immensely and inspired me to pursue my dreams with no fear to stop me anymore. I promise to watch over your family as long as I live as I know you will be there too. My love to you, Berenice, Dan Sr., Kevin, Steph, Gina (my admirable sister), Josh, The Gallos and the rest of your amazing and loving family always. You are forever in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

  15. Bernie, I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your son. I remember you speaking so highly of your children and I know you love them very much. I wish you comfort at this difficult time and God’s blessing. Always, Cathy

  16. Bernice, I remember working at Harbor and how your eyes would light up whenever you talked about your kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Susan

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