Frank Joseph Polari Jr.
May 17, 1949 – November 30, 2018
Frank Polari born in Albany, CA lived most of his childhood and teen years in Pleasant Hill, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents Doris and Frank Polari. He leaves behind his sister Patricia Hoffner, his brother in law Robert Hoffner, his four nieces and their husbands: Robyn and Daron Spears, Renee and Donnie Thomas, Rochelle and Tom Henson, Regan and Kris Franklin. He also leaves four grand nieces and four grand nephews; his dear friends Lynne Garibotti and her son Paul Blower, Margo and Michelle Dominquez and family. Frank was a local framer for many years and farming first with his father and brother in law and later on his own.
Graveside services will be held at Oakmont Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association or St. Jude Children's Hospital would be appreciated.
- Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, December 15, 2018
Frank Joseph Polari Jr.
January 2, 2019
I also had the privilege to know and love Frank through Vic Stewarts. Having the opportunity to serve or visit with him weekly for 7 years, I learned a lot! He turned me into a wine snob. Very excited, I told him about joining my 1st wine club. He was excited as well and immediately asked which winery. I told him... I was then told they were garbage. He trained me to love all the great wines that are unaffordable. We truly bonded over our love for cars. He constantly made fun of my Mustang but when I purchased a Corvette, he would scold me for driving it in the rain or parking where people could hit it. Frank had the best stories, a laugh the whole restaurant could hear and is and always will be truly missed!
December 15, 2018
I had the pleasure of getting to know Frank while working at Vic Stewart’s restaurant in Brentwood. There were many things I learned about Frank and his life of which I’ll mention a few. He loved his childhood home in Lafayette way on top of a hill with a most beautiful view. He took great care of his mother and even moved in with her to really be there for her. (He didn’t say it that way but I did though). He was a farmer and once he told me the story of the couple stealing onions from his field and even when he told them a number of times “You’re stealing” and to “get out” they only responded by saying “We need onions”. So Frank took control of the situation the only way he knew and he began to bump their fancy car with his old truck and it was only then did the couple come running and exclaimed “Stop Stop we’re leaving—-we’re leaving!!!!!!” I love this story! Frank gave the couple stealing every chance to leave his field but they wouldn’t listen. I bet that they listen now. Love you Frank and I will miss you!!!!!! Harriet
December 10, 2018