As quarterback and captain of his football team at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Dr. Frank C. Griffin ’59 led the Padres to a 10-0 undefeated record and West Catholic Athletic League championship. His outstanding play and leadership earned him a spot on the Bay Area High School All Star Football team which played in the post season at the famous Kezar Stadium. Frank went on to Santa Clara University, then on to the Marquette University Medical School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he pursued his life’s work—medicine. His medical journey started as an intern in the early 1960s at Valley Medical Center in San Jose, then to March Air Force Base in Riverside, residency at UC Irvine, and culminated in his orthopedic practice in Los Gatos from 1971 to 1999. His five children fondly remember going on “rounds” every Sunday after mass as Frank would make weekend hospital visits to check on his patients. Over the last 27 years, Frank was a force of nature in supporting his 15 grandchildren with their youth, club, and high school sports. He died February 2, 2020, just a few months away from celebrating his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife, Anne.

16 Oct 2020