Frank
Frank Schroer November 23, 1919 - October 6, 2005 Frank was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri with his three brothers and one sister. He headed west to California in the late 30's to find work and a better life. While serving in the Merchant Marines during WWII, Frank met his bride and life-long love, Connie Salmon. They were married in January of 1942 and started a family in 1944 with the birth of their first child, Jim, later to be followed by David and Christine. Frank worked at Hessell Chevrolet for 35 years as their New Car Manager followed by a four year stint as the owner of a small grocery store in the San Bernardino mountains. He retired in 1981 and was soon to begin, unbeknownst to him, his second career four years later as a volunteer at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. For the last 20 years, Frank has blessed patients and employees alike with his wonderful sense of humor, his warmth, his caring and above all, his cherished hugs and kisses. He loved his "job" as he called it and all the people he came in contact with. On Thursday, October 6th, Frank peacefully passed on at this place he loved - the Little Company of Mary - surrounded by those he loved: Connie, his wife of almost 64 years, his three children and his two daughters-in-law, Joy and Sue, while in the company of his Little Company family. Frank will be missed very much by his wife, his children, his seven grandchildren, his three great-grandchildren and all his many many friends. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. The Service will be held at St. Cross Episcopal Church on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Ny name is Walt. I worked at Hessell Chevorlet in 1970. Frank was my favorite co-worker. When I felt like an outsider he made me feel at home. If I was having trouble with something, he would help me solve it. Even though I was a low eschelon parts driver he treated me as an equal. He and his daughter Chris, are the nicest people that I have ever worked with. My sympthies to Chris and family, Walt Munn

  2. We knew Frank when he and Connie ran the store at Green Valley Lake. They acted as substitute parents for Dave and his younger brother Jim when they both lived in Arrowbear and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. They hosted a wedding reception for us after we got married in 1967, which we will always appreciate. Frank was one of the kindest and sweetest people who ever lived. He will be missed on earth but we’re sure a shout of joy and welcome was heard throughout heaven when he arrived and reunited with everyone who loved him who had passed on before.

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