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Franklin Rockwell, Jr.


February 20, 2020

Franklin Rockwell

Franklin Rockwell

Franklin Dayton Rockwell, Jr., resident of Walnut Creek, Calif., passed away February 5, 2020, at home.

Frank was born on January 30, 1945, in Spokane, Wash., and lived on a wheat and cattle ranch growing up in Endicott, Wash. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Carol, for 52 years. Frank and Carol lived in Lewiston, Idaho, where he worked for Potlatch Corporation. In 1969, he and his family were transferred to San Francisco where he later accepted a position as CFO for Bill Graham Presents music organization. He worked there until he retired at age 55.

Frank was active in many different groups. He volunteered in Junior Achievement, was President of Walnut Creek Little League, on the Board of Directors for De La Salle High School, a member of the finance committee for the Diocese of Oakland and an active member of Sir Group Branch 146. He loved to play golf, visit his family's place in Tahoe and travel.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; his children, Kim and Frank; his three grandchildren, Finn, Anthony and Alex; his daughter-in-law, Lisa; and sister, Robin Cocking.

A celebration of his life will be held on Feb. 27th at St. Francis of Assisi church, 860 Oak Grove Rd., Concord, Calif., at 12:00, with a reception following at Boundary Oak Golf Course, 3800 Valley Vista Rd., Walnut Creek, Calif. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The American Heart Association.


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