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James Franco father dies at age 63

Original post made by Paly Alum on Sep 29, 2011

James Franco's father lives in Palo Alto and died of a heart attack on Monday. He was executive director of Orchard Int'l which sent $15 million in supplies to Third World countries. He graduated from Stanford (B.S.) and Harvard (MBA.

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So if you see James around town, be sure not to swoon over him.

Comments (5)

Posted by LG, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

Wow, can this be any more tacky? The man had a NAME. His name was Doug Franco. Why bother posting something like this if you aren't going to show respect by even putting his name?


Posted by Midtowner, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 30, 2011 at 10:50 am

RIP Doug Franco. All my condolences to the Franco family.


Posted by Mike Ford, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

I agree with LG - Doug Franco was an amazing person who should be remembered for more than James and his degrees. He was a truly kind man and humanitarian who will be deeply missed by 100s, if not 1000s. He touched so many peoples lives with his kind heart, positive actions and of course his awesome smile and wise eyes. Being around Doug for me was like being in a calm oasis among an often chaotic life. His love and energy will be intensely missed and his passing is tragic.


Posted by CH, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 1, 2011 at 8:55 am

Omg. rip doug franco.
is this information accurate? how sure are you of this? i really hope this is just a rumor..


Posted by Paly Alum, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

I apologize for the lack of stating his name. He was a successful man in his own right. I was hastily reposting and rewording because I had posted the info from the Tuesday PA Daily Post and Palo Alto Online deleted the info due to "copyright infringement". The link posted does have information on Doug Franco. I cannot find any other source of info on his death but thought the community should be aware of it since he had such an impact on society.


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