Frank
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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  1. Carolyn, I just read about Frank’s passing in the Daily Breeze. I am so shocked and saddened. I remember such a jovial and friendly guy – and one too young to have left this life! Please accept my most sincere condolences to you and your family. God bless, from Maria Cesca

  2. Mike, Melissa,McKayla,Max & Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We are here for all of you. Please let us know how we can help! Mike & Yvette Matyousian

  3. I worked in one of the offices on Yarmouth Rd. in PV. Frank was our maintenance go to guy. I would see him often & he always came when needed. I was so upset when I saw his picture in the obituaries, it saddened me. Frank was one of the nicest men I ever met. He was so sweet. We would talk about our families, especially our kids. I didn’t know he was ill. Our office moved two yrs ago & I new I wouldn’t see Frank as much & I would miss our talks. As a friend, I will miss him deeply as I know you as the family all will. I’m sorry for your loss. Kathy Micallef 310 541-1512

  4. Carol, Mike, Melissa, Stephen, and Lisa I will miss Frank greatly even though I didn’t see him as much as I would have liked to over the years. I share your pain and loss but I also take comfort knowing that Frank is with our Lord God and we will see him again. Frank never let me forget about the botched camping trip Mike and I took. He never let us forget it and always called us Daniel Boone and Yule Gibbons. He always had a great sense of humor. May God Bless your entire family and may you have peace and know that Frank is in Heaven. Your Friend in God Love, Kevin

  5. Dear Carolyn and Family, We send our condolences to you for the loss of Frank. Our prayers for comfort and the peace that passes all understanding–a gift from our Lord Jesus are with you. God bless you all. We look forward to seeing you at the Memorial Service. Affectionately, Dave and Anne Kall

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