Frank C Bravo of Santa Ana, Ca. passed away, Thursday, August 6, 2020. A memorial rosary and viewing will be held August 30, at Brown Colonial Mortuary. He spent his last years a resident of Vivante on the Coast in Costa Mesa and passed peacefully at Hoag Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was 90 years young. Frank was born November 20, 1929 in Santa Ana to the late Ysidro Bravo and Martina Carmona Bravo. He spent his early youth in the barrio of Delhi often going to work with his father at the sugar factory a short walk from home, a memory he cherished all his life. Frank was called to service in 1951 joining the US Army, Camp Roberts, Ca. where he attended basic combat training after B.C.T. he was transferred to Ft. Bliss, Texas where he was trained as a combat medic. He ultimately served in combat during the Korean War as an artilleryman with the 92nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion "Red Devils". After his tour of duty, Cpl. Frank C. Bravo was Honorably discharged and returned to his hometown of Santa Ana, Ca. Shortly after returning home he began a courtship with his future bride-to-be, and the love of his life Dolores Guillen, also of Santa Ana, Ca. They married in 1954 and raised six children during a devoted partnership lasting 61 years. Frank worked tirelessly, often two jobs and weekend's to support his family. He continued to serve his country in civil service with the United States Marine Corps at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. starting at the commissaryloading docks and ultimately serving as a senior inspector for the transportation division, a career thatspanned over forty years of faithful , dedicated and honorable service, retiring in 1995. Frank pursued the life liberty and happiness he so deserved with his lifelong love, Dolores. He made friends everywhere he went with his ability to engage people on a myriad of topics and interests. Frank was also known to have a wonderful sense of humor and great laugh. He had a everlasting devotion to his family, his faith and his country. He was loved by all who knew him. Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dolores Guillen Bravo and son Martin Richard Bravo. He is survived by his children, Frank Bravo, Edmund Bravo, Daniel T. Bravo, Katherine Delfin , Mark A. Bravo and ten Grandchildren whom he loved dearly.
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