John Frank Frontera
3/10/1926 – 7/30/2019
Dorothy Lois Frontera
9/20/1932 – 4/14/2019
John passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on July 30, 2019. He now joins his beloved wife Dorothy, who passed away 3 ½ months earlier on April 14, 2019. They were happily married for 67 years and are now together again forever.
John and Dorothy met in Chicago, Illinois, where they were both born and raised. Shortly after John left the Armed Forces with an honorable discharge after World War II, he met Dorothy, and they were married in 1952 at Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago.
Fed up with the cold snowy winters, they decided to move to Southern California with their children and they eventually settled in Burbank. John worked as a food broker for over 30 years, working his way up the ladder to become Vice President of Pasarow Food Services.
Dorothy worked part-time at several companies as a secretary and raised their three beloved children, John Michael, Geraldine and Thomas. They enjoyed coming to Carpinteria every year for vacations with family and friends, staying at La Cabana apartments on the beach and eventually purchasing their own property.
When they retired, they enjoyed traveling and seeing the world, especially Italy where John’s parents were born. Later, they settled in Sun City, Las Vegas, where they enjoyed the heat, pool and entertainment. In 2012, they moved back to Carpinteria where they loved having breakfast at Jack’s Bagels and meals at Sly’s with family and friends.
They are survived by their children, John Michael, Geraldine and Thomas, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
We love you “Nana” and “Papa.”
A Memorial Service for John Frontera will be held at the Carpinteria Cemetery on Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. with a Celebration of Life following.