Anaheim High Class of 1953 graduate Frederick Byron “Fred” Frank III passed away at age 76 on April 15, 2012. He was born on February 12, 1936, to Charles and Irma Frank and raised in Anaheim. After graduating from Anaheim High and serving in the Army, he earned a degree from Chapman College in 1960.
Fred then launched into a music career, working in the studios of Los Angeles singing on many television and film projects. He performed in many stage plays, was one of the first members of the Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet at Disneyland. He also shared his talents as a teacher and spent 10 years in education and taught choral music at Los Alamitos High School.
Another major accomplish was serving as the choral director and soloist on the T.V. program “Hour of Power” at the Garden Grove Community Church. Fred began a traveling music ministry for over 20 years, visiting churches in all 50 states.
In the early 1990s, he moved to San Clemente and started a music production company, Comfort Music, which focused on the funeral industry. More recently, he began a company “Growing Through Grief” that brings comfort and encouragement to those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.
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