Frank S. Miya MD, a 50 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at home. He was surrounded by his loving three daughters, wife, grandchildren, brother Harry and his family, nephew Ken, chihuahua Nickie and Hodge the cat. Frank was born on a farm in Hanford CA to immigrant parents from Japan and was the seventh and youngest child; he died at 83 years old. Frank was a wonderful asset to the city of Hawthorne by providing 50 years of compassionate family medicine to the community. Frank touched many lives. He was a brilliant man of many life experiences, education, generosity and an everlasting sense of humor. Frank's life focus was his family and practicing medicine. Frank's favorite activity was enjoying Sunday dinner with his family at his daughter Lori's home followed by warm apple pie. Frank is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Miya; daughters, Lori Malinbaum, Lynette Miya and Leslie Miya; sister, Hideko Umino; brother, Tom Miya; brother, Harry Miya; and four grandchildren: Sacha, Dimitri, Yoshi, and Kai. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harue and Katsunosuke Miya, sister Yoshiko and brothers Kay and Ueichi. The Memorial Service will be held at Palos Verdes Country Club, Saturday 1/22/11 at 12:30 pm.

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  1. We want to express our condolences to the family, Dr. Miya was our family doctor for 30 years until he retired. He was not only our doctor but felt like a friend. Always took time with you to listen to your concerns .(I’m sure this caused great worry from his wonderful staff as to he always ran late. But we didn’t care because he took the time that we needed also. Thank you Dr. Miya for being in our lives and took such good care of our family.

  2. The medical field just lost a great doctor and a wonderful person. Dr. Miya was my doctor for many years. He also was the dr. to my two boys Bill & Jason Matthew. My prayers go out to his wife Pat and all his daughters and their families. May he rest in peace. Pauline Matthew

  3. It must be ESP…I was just thinking about him today! Something told me to browse the obits and his was the first to appear! I have many happy memories of being treated by Dr. Miya. He was fun to chat with and full of life. It was always worth the 2 hour wait in the waiting room just so I could chat with him while he was treating me! God bless him and his family. Ken Miller

  4. Dr. Miya was our family doctor for over 35 years, and during that time delivered 2 of our 3 children. We will always remember him as a compassionate doctor and a wonderful, friendly, kind man. He’ll be missed. Mike & Julie Babineau

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Miya family in the loss of Dr. Miya. He was our family Dr. for over 46 years. Our mother Leona and grandmother were some of his first patients since the early 1950’s. He was such a wonderful and caring man. He will be dearly missed.

  6. We were saddened by Dr Miyas passing. My mother, Helen worked as Dr. Miyas bookkeeper for years and he was our Dr. when we lived in California. He delivered our first two children and he and Pat were a major influence in our lives. We have many happy memories of being at their home, both in Hawthorne and Palos Verdes. Our condolences to Pat and their three girls.

  7. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to the Miya family. We share in your loss. Frank has always meant a great deal to us & especially his sence of humor. Our families had lots of fun together. We think of Frank with love and will miss him.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. We are so sorry for your loss. He meant so much to so many people. When he retired we knew we had lost so much, but also we knew it was his well deserved time. Now we feel he left to soon. There would be to much to tell, but in so little words he helped bring in lives and save them time and again. From birth, to injuries, to childhood diabities, to the common flu. He walked our family through it all. Our gratitude can never fully be explained. All we can say is THANK YOU to the entire family for sharing this wonderful man with all of us for so many years.

  9. My heart goes out to the Miya family and All who Dr Frank shared a special place in our hearts. He had been my doctor for 39 yrs. When he retired I was left to find another as well as others did. I hold a very close bond in my heart for him as well as his wife Patricia. She was my doctor as well back in the 80’s. I look at the both of them as parents to some sorts. I love them dearly and want to thank them for being there for me all those yrs. God Bless you all ,” Til we meet again”, Sincerely Linda

  10. On behalf of the Medrano Family, we wanted to send our condolences to the Miya Family for your loss. We also wanted to say thank you very much to Dr. Miya for being our family doctor for over 30 years. His personal service to our family will never be forgotten. He was our doctor but our friend as well. Thank you again and may the Lord bless the Miya Family.

  11. My deepest sympathies to the Miya family. Dr. Miya was my physician for many years and I will miss his friendship and advice.

  12. We send our condolences to Dr. Miya’s family. Dr. Miya was a great Dr. Everything he taught us was correct. We shared many secrets and stories. We will miss him as we already have. The world has lost a very special person.

  13. We are so deeply sorry for your loss he will always be in our prayers. My first memory of seeing young Dr. Miya, was a house call to my grandfather. . . ‘Yes’ a house call. List of family members cared for – grandparents, and parents to the end my two brothers myself and my daughter. The picture on this site is Dr. Miya at his best . . . patiently listening. He will be missed.

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