Palo Alto Online - Lasting Memories - Frank R Gage's memorial

Frank R Gage
Dec. 15, 1941-Feb. 11, 2020
Santa Rosa, California

Submitted by Judy Gage

It is with great sadness, that the family of Frank Gage, long time Woodside resident, announces his passing on February 11,2020 at the age of 78, in Santa Rosa, from complications of Parkinson'a disease. He lived in Woodside for 37 years where he was an active member of the community, coaching Little League, serving on the recreation committee, and helping organize community events. He was an avid tennis player and cyclist. His easy going personality was enjoyed by all who knew him. Frank was born in war torn Yugoslavia and spent his early years in d.p. camps and an orphanage in Salzburg. In 1950, at the age of 9, he was sent to Caracas as part of the Venezuelan Children's Project and adopted by Glen and Elizabeth Gage, American citizens residing there. In 1954 due to the efforts of Congressman Carl Curtis of Nebraska, a precident setting bill was introduced and passed into law (H.R. 6266) allowing adopted children of U.S. citizens be considered a natural born alien child and to immigrate to the U.S without regard to the restrictive quota system. The family traveled extensively in Europe before settling in Hillsborough in 1958. Frank worked as a member of the operating engineers union building the Golden Gateway complex in San Francisco while attending College of San Mateo. In 1964 he served in the Coast Guard Reserve. In 1966, he married his wife Judy and moved to Woodside to raise his family. Following his background in construction he went to work selling equipment and eventually started his own business selling foundation drilling equipment. In 2001, the Gages moved to a small ranch in Santa Rosa, but Frank left his heart in Woodside. Frank is survived by his wife, Judy of Santa Rosa, son Frank Jr. of Salt Spring Island, B.C., and daughter D'Arcy Mead of Menlo Park as well as 5 loving grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Weber of Half Moon Bay and brother Glen Gage of Portland. A memorial celebration will be held in Santa Rosa later in the Spring.

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From Foster Beigler
March 28, 2020
Dear Judy, I was sad to read on-line in the Country Almanac of Frank's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. With Love and thoughts. Foster

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