March 10, 1943 ~ April 16, 2009
Frank Quijada, a long time resident of Torrance, CA went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2009.
Frank was born on March 10, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1961. He was a 27 year resident of Torrance.
In 1981 he left a Los Angeles meat-processing company to start his own business, Sunset Building Maintenance. Due to health reasons Frank sold the business in 2008.
Frank had many interests which included anything automotive related, especially classic custom cars. He was a huge fan of NASCAR racing and often frequented various races and car related events with his 2 cousins who shared his passion. He was also an accomplished mechanic and maintenance man. Above all, Frank enjoyed conversing with people and was always quick to offer a greeting or lend a helping hand.
Frank is survived by his wife of 27 years Carolyn Quijada; mother Sarah Shemaria of Vista, CA; son Michael Quijada of Victorville, CA; daughter Melissa Stewart of Redondo Beach, CA; step-son Stephen Martin of Torrance, CA; step-daughter Lisa Diaz of EI Segundo, CA; aunt, Delphine Lugo of Vista, CA; nine grandchildren and many cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father Frank Quijada, step-father Leon Shemaria, uncles Albert Lugo and Michael Lugo.
Frank will always be remembered for his compassionate and caring ways, his can-do attitude, and above all, his loving devotion to his family.
A memorial will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Rolling Hills Covenant Church in Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
American Cancer Society: P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Fred Jordan Mission: P.O. Box 12345, Covina, CA 91722.
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