Francisco (Frank) "Frisco" Valencia A long time resident of Redondo Beach passed away October 28th in a Torrance Hospital. Born December 3, 1917 in La Mesilla, New Mexico, Frank was 87 when he died. He was preceded in death by wife Felipa Valencia. Francisco was a loving and generous son, husband, stepfather, step-grandfather, brother and uncle. He is survived by his loving sister Nina (Contreras) Gallardo. Frank was a 30 year retiree of Chevron Standard Oil Co., in El Segundo; he was also a proud WWII Veteran. Frank was a friend to many and many have passed before him. Some may remember him as a daily patron of Rod's Char-broiler in Redondo Beach. There he was known to everyone as "Pancho". Frisco will be remembered for his sense of humor, kind, generous spirit and his strong faith in God. He was loved by many and will be missed. Frisco will be greatly missed by his nieces Nina Theresa "Contreras" Ishida and Linda "Aguirre" Contreras who considered him a loving father figure. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Eulogy 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Service will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00 A.M. both at Rice Chapel in Torrance. Interment to follow Thursday's service at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or visit

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  1. Nina and Linda, So sad to know that we will never see Frisco’s smiling face walking down Felton Avenue everyday.

  2. Felipa, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the family. From all the Peralta Family Manuel, Maria, Chela, Mercedes, Bertha, Juan, Frank, Lidia, Irma, Pasqual, Carlos, and Ismael que Dios te bendiga y te compaa en estos dias de pesar.

  3. Dearest Nina and family, My thoughts are with you and your family. Please know that my prayers are with you. Sincerely, Ada

  4. Dear Nina, So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything at all I can do, please don’t hesitate to call. Always, Jen

  5. Uncle Frank:’ Little did you know that some powerful words you once wrote to yourself helped me in a time of crisis, thanks to your lovely niece, Nina. I still have those words and refer to them, often. I am sure you are with the Angels.

  6. I never got the chance to meet Uncle Frisco, but sure heard much about him. I can imagine that he was a great man as he comes from the lineage of a great family :O), I’m sadden that his wonderful family has to experience this mournful time in their lives. As God’s people we can draw comfort from the hope that God promises to his people. My Prayers are with the family of Francisco Valencia Luke 23 42’And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” In the Paradise the dead will live again and be reunited with their loves ones.

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