DeGrazia, Frank, a 64 year resident of Hawthorne, CA passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Born October 14, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY, Frank was 96 when he died and had spent the last 6 years loving his life at the Huntington Retirement Hotel with "the gang" as he put it. He had served in the Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate during WWII. Frank retired as a groundskeeper for Inglewood High School. His hobbies included enjoying swap meets and record collecting. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Sue, in 2002. He is survived by his 3 children, Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg (Jan), Andrew (Eileen), and Tom (Janet Anderson), grandson Joe DeGrazia, and many friends that thought of him as Grandpa Frank. Come join his family and friends Sunday December 19, 2010 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. Viewing from 11am to 1pm, service will begin at 1pm, followed by a reception in the Lighthouse Room until 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite cause in Frank's name. Dress casually - Hawaiian attire, comfortable clothing encouraged - to celebrate Frank's life.

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  1. To the family: My thoughts are with you in your time of grief. May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief. And may “the God of comfort,” comfort you at this time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4  

  2. Dear Judy, Andrew and Tom, Our heartfelt sympathies at Uncle Frank’s passing. Wishing you all strength, peace and loving memories. Cousin Rick Scher and Family

  3. Well Frank, I never met you in life but knew you well through Judy. I believe you were the epitomy of all the guys that came of age during WWII. Fairly out-spoken, confident and self assured, and, for the lack of a better word, very opinionated, just like my father. You War guys and your attitudes will be missed in my life as now the world turns to political correctness. I hope you meet my dad up there as I know you two will hit it off, again, with the rest of your generation.

  4. Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. No matter how old our parents get, they are still our parents. I know that you don’t know me, but I know you and, of course, Jan. I send you my heartfelt condolences and bless you and Jan. Sincerely, Jim, Francia, and Joanna Peppers

  5. Dear Judy,Jan and Family, So very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Our prayers are with you. Love, Larry and Loretta Cuiper

  6. Judy and family we join you in celebration of your father’s wonderful life, the picture of your mother and father is classic, such a beautiful couple – God Bless their memory and the family that we call friends – Love, Lillian McDonald Parra,HHS’63

  7. Judy, Jan and Family, It is sad that your father is gone, but he is with the rest of the Sundale group. I’m sure they welcomed him with open arms and much love. I know that mom and dad were there for sure to welcome him. He was like a second dad to me growing up and I will miss him so very much. Much love, Maureen

  8. Fellow pisan here, Judy. Sorry to hear about your loss. Didn’t know your dad was from NY. My mom grew up in the same area of NYC. Hope you and your family receive much comfort.

  9. Our dad’s are called back always way too soon… it does not matter what their age, or ours the time is always wrong. And although they depart, they leave with us caring love and teachings that shall remain with us for eternity. Everyday a memory appears to reenforce the touch of that guiding hand… GODS SPEED HOME MR DeGrazia

  10. My pop wants me to thank all of our friends and extended family for sharing his special day. Thanks to all that sent notes and emails with support. We sincerely hope that you all enjoyed good thoughts and good food with us. So long for now pop, keep my place warm up there, cause I will be with you again… but just not today! ( I think )

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