May 9, 1935-May 28, 2020
Menlo Park, California
Early Thursday morning, Frank Donofrio took his last breath, passing peacefully in his Menlo Park home surrounded by family. Frank was a 4th generation San Franciscan, attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grammar School where he met his life-long best friend, Don Rode. He was a Visiting Club House manager for the San Francisco Seals. He graduated from Archbishop Riordan High School and attend San Francisco State, before leaving in 1952 to join the army. Upon his return, he met and married his sweetie, Miss Norma Jones. Frank enjoyed a long career at Litton Industries as an electronics technician. He loved jazz music, Bay Meadows Horse Racing, the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco Giants. He loved Laurel & Hardy and dabbled as an amateur magician. Frank was a wonderful human being; some would say, “The World’s Kindest Man”. He was a gentle soul who loved a good meal, especially if it included a chocolate chip cookie!
Frank was the son of Frank and Dorothy Donofrio and older brother to Carol Luhrs. He was a loving husband to Norma until her death in 2013. The couple had four children, Michael, deceased in 2006, Kelly Kearney, Kathleen Donofrio and Douglas Donofrio. He was a dear father-in-law to Kevin Kearney and Melinda Donofrio. Frank was the beloved and treasured grandfather to Ruby Wood, and Michaela, Nichole, Kylie and Madison Donofrio.