Maurice Francis Welch

Jan 8, 1943 - May 21, 2009


Maurice F. (Frank) Welch, Jr.
Born Jan 8, 1943. San Francisco, Ca son of Maurice F. Welch Sr., and Natalie Heymann Welch. Survived by Sister Joyce Priola, sons Frankie Welch and Jeffery Welch, wife Lisa, grandson Cody Welch. Proceeded in death by parents, sister Pamela Welch Alvarado, and Brother Michael Welch. Known as Frank- he started his career at age 17 working for Burlingame Motors in Burlingame Ca., as an apprentice auto mechanic and beginning tow truck driver. During a two year stint in the Army in Germany he was a tank commander and drove a tank retriever (a tank tow truck) over the next almost 50 years Frank worked in and around the automotive and towing business. He was an “expert” on vehicle recoveries. Frank was also an excellent auto mechanic. A service manager for dealerships in the San Mateo area for many years and a Tow manager for R. Lance in Pleasanton, Ca before joining his son Jeff at Golden State Towing in Sacramento in 2005 as tow manager. He loved to play Slots and spent many hours at Thunder Valley or Red Hawk Casino’s in the Sacramento Valley. His grandson Cody was the love of his life, Frank died in his sleep on Wednesday night the 21st of May, 2009 He was scheduled for Heart Valve replacement surgery in June. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday 05/28/09 at East Lawn Mortuary 5757 Greenback Ln Sacramento, Ca 95841. In lieu of Flowers donations can be made in his grandson Cody Welch’s name to Easter Seals of Ca.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841

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