DiGiacomo, Frank Evans, a prominent Los Angeles County Attorney, passed away peacefully at his home in Manhattan Beach on Monday, April 16th surrounded by family and friends, due to complications of brain cancer. Born in Ossining, New York in 1944, Frank graduated from Ossining High School in 1962, the University of Georgia in 1966 (Bachelor's Degree), USC in 1972 (Masters), and Southwestern University (Juris Doctor) in 1977. He passed the California Bar in 1978 and practiced in the Los Angeles County area for 29 years. A Captain in the United States Air Force Intelligence Service, he served for four years with assignments at March AFB, California and various locations in Southeast Asia. Among his many achievements, he was a private pilot, scuba diver, fisherman, gardener, equestrian, and gourmet cook. He was preceded in death by his father Charles and sister Gail Bennett and is survived by his daughter, Samantha, his mother, Bertha, his brother, Charles and sister-in-law Terry, sisters Bea Spann and brother-in-law Jerry, Janet Tavano; seven nieces and four nephews, three grand nieces, and three grandnephews, and former wife, Susan. A gathering of family and friends will be held to celebrate his life at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 on Friday, April 20th, from 5 to 9 PM. Services will be held the next day, Saturday, at the same location at 10 AM followed by a procession to Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes for internment. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Journey of Faith Community Baptist Church Building Fund in Manhattan Beach, California.

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  1. I was blessed to have met Frank about 20 years ago. He was kind, funny and always full of life. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Susie and Samantha: We are so sorry that we have lost Frank. As Erika said, he was one of the best men we’ve known, and we know how much he loved both of you. With sincere sympathies, Lisa and the Davidson Gang – Jeff, Lexi and Ed

  3. Dear Susie and Samantha: I share in your sorrow in Frank’s passing but not because of his passing as I am sure he is now safe in the hands of God but for both of you left behind. I hope this will help in some small way: Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am a diamond glint of snow; I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush; I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds encircled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die! I’ll remember Frank when he was triumphant after winning a hard case, happy when cooking his special dishes, excited when he was off to ride his horse and for his great love of his beloved daughter, Samantha. Live, laugh, and love each other as time on this earth is too short. Wishing you the best always… Lorena Macias (Frank’s secretary for 14 years).

  4. A sweet and courageous man who was there for me when I needed him. I know there are “greener carpets” awaiting him, but he will be thought of daily and missed greatly.

  5. I am so sorry to hear that you passed. And I apologize for not attending your serve. You will be missed by so many of us. Rest in peace, Charlo

  6. My dearest Frank, you are so very missed by sammi and I dearly. You were always a great friend to me as to so many others. I promised you that I would watch over our special daughter Samantha Rose. I have so many beautiful memories with you and I promise to share them with our Grandchildren. You were always in my corner and always made me laugh.I will never forget the day that you asked me to fight this horrible disease with you. I was honored to. Thank you for allowing me to do that. I miss you every moment of everyday. I am a better person for knowing you.I always loved you. Susie DiGiacomo a.k.a. “OMI” Thanks for being you!

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