July 19, 1931-Sept. 12, 2017
Frank Foti passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the age of 86 at his home in Woodside, surrounded by family. He was born in San Francisco on July 19, 1931, to immigrant parents Dominick and Antoinetta Foti, from Reggio Calabria, Italy.
He graduated from Balboa High and afterward began working for Southern Pacific Railroad before opening his San Francisco liquor store, Ross Drive-In Liquors, with his brother.
Upon retirement, he enjoyed his time going on Mounted Patrol Fall Rides and riding his many horses on the Woodside trails. He was very proud of his Italian heritage.
Frank was a member of the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County, Shack Riders, and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid horseman who participated in numerous horse shows and won many titles in professional cutting horse competitions held throughout California up to the age of 84.
He is survived by his daughter, Erna Jenkins of Belmont; son, Dominic Foti (Denise) of San Carlos; Mark Foti (Dot) of Woodside; Julie Poole (Robert) of Redwood City; Sister Mary Cordis of Santa Barbara; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Rose (Knudsen), in 1998, and son Wayne Foti in 1991.
Per his request and respecting his wishes, private services for the immediate family have been held. You may donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Boys Town, in his memory.