2013-04-11 / Obituaries

Frank Tifft

Frank Tifft was born in Van Nuys on Aug. 24, 1937, and passed away quietly at home on March 29. He was a 38-year resident of Mariposa, a home he truly loved. Mr. Tifft is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margery.

Frank was in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s, where his sky diving allowed him to make many jumps for the Army team. Frank was racing 3/4 midgets when he met his wife, Marge, who was also interested in auto and motorcycle racing. Together they traveled throughout the West and Midwestern United States on the race circuits.

This love of cars and mechanics naturally led to his passion of restoring cars and trucks and fixing things that “couldn’t” be fixed. Frank loved to fly his homebuilt experimental planes and helped other enthusiasts with their projects.

Frank was considered a Jack-of-all-trades and a master of many. He was the kind of person who made a difference in this world. He was so kind and talented. Frank meant so much to so many people. His knowledge, caring and talent will live on in so many others. He will truly be missed.

Services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. A reception and celebration of his life will follow at the upper hall.

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Rest in peace, dear brother.

Rest in peace, dear brother. Life was not easy the past few years, but you managed it with dignity and resolve. Donations made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (pdf.org) before April 30 2013 will be matched.

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