June 21, 1926 ~ November 24, 2016
Frank W. Hallstein Sr.
June 21, 1926 - November 24, 2016
Frank passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2016 at Torrance Memorial Hospital at the age of 90. Frank was born in Tarrytown, New York to George and Alice Hallstein. Frank graduated from N.Tarrytown High School and went on to graduate from Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy with a Master's Degree in science and engineering. Frank then served as an Officer LT (JG) in the U.S. Navy. After the Navy Frank worked as an engineer at Dayton, Brown Inc., Bell Aircraft, Benedix Space Laboratory (founder of Bendix Laboratories, Ann Arbor, MI), TRW, Hughes and Litton Industries. Frank was one of the founders of the Institute of Environmental Science (IES).
In 1975 Frank along with wife Patricia opened Hermosa Lock and Alarm, which is now Hermosa Lock and Safe, now owned and operated by son Frank Jr. and his wife Roxanne. Frank was active in many service organizations and was a long time member of the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club where he served as President 1989-1990.
Frank is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 64 years Patricia, four children Gary (his family), Frank Jr. (Roxanne), Joan Khedmatgozar (Reza) and Judy Lombard (Michael); grandchildren Samantha Miller-Lombard, Keith (Andrea) Smith, Joshua (Renee) Smith, Brandon (Kim) Smith, Lauren (Kareem) DeWees Kearse, Chase Khedmatgozar and Gary Hallstein Jr….also great granddaughters Peyton and Isabella Smith and one on the way.
Frank will be missed as a Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend. Always Loved and will Always be Loved Forever.
Services and Celebration of Life - Thursday December 15, 2016 at 4 in the afternoon. Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance CA 90503 310-792-7599
Condolences may be sent to Hermosa Lock and Safe, c/o Patricia Hallstein, 423 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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