David A. FRANKS 1951-2013

David Franks died unexpectedly March 29, 2013 of natural causes, one month short of his 62nd birthday.

He was born April 30, 1951, in Seattle, graduated from West Seattle High School, and attended the University of Puget Sound. He had a career with the US Postal Service, where he rose from part-time mail handler to supervisor of the mail processing center at SeaTac Airport.

Dave was close to his large family, and had an extensive circle of friends, many dating to college days. A lifelong bachelor, Dave was a much-loved uncle to two generations of nieces and nephews, with whom he always was generous with time and gifts.

Dave was passionate about all sports, amateur and professional, and had an encyclopedic knowledge of baseball statistics. He was a Seahawks season ticket holder for more than 25 years, a Husky football season ticket holder, and attended many Mariners games. Dave had a strong interest in wine collecting and sampling, and modern jazz recordings. His memory for television and movie details usually made him a winner of trivia challenges.

Survivors include his father, Kermit Franks; his siblings, Marsha Munson, Dean Franks and Candace Murray; seven nieces and nephews; nine great-nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held June 2, 2013, 3 p.m. in the Seahurst Banquet Hall at the Burien Community Center. Memorials may be made to Seabeck Conference Center, 15395 Seabeck Highway NW, Seabeck WA 98380.

Published in The West Seattle Herald April 19, 2013