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Frank L. Bear

January 11, 1949 - September 6, 2020

Life Legacy

Frank L. Bear, born January 11, 1949 in Oakland, California, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the age of 71.  

Loving son of the late Frank and Lillian Bear, and brother of the late Eleanor Corcoran.  Beloved husband of Virginia Bear of San Ramon. Devoted father of Steve Bear and father-in-law of Elizabeth of San Mateo. Loving grandfather of Steven, Olivia, Aiden, and Nathen Bear, all from San Mateo. Dear brother of Lorraine Silva of Tracy. Uncle of Lynn Schwartz, Lorrie, John, Diane, and Chris Silva. 

Frank grew up in Oakland, California and graduated from Fremont High School in Oakland in 1967. He later attended Laney College, also in Oakland. He lived in San Leandro for many years before moving to San Ramon. 

Frank was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed going hunting with his son Steve, spending time with his wife camping and traveling in their motorhome, and fishing with his son and the guys from work. He enjoyed all his Bay Area sport - he was an avid Raiders fan and held season tickets for many years. He loved all 60's music, watching the nightly news, and old Western movies. 

Frank was a loving person, a kind person, a person with a big heart. He was always there for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends who loved him.

Private services will be held. 

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