Frank Edward Chretin died peacefully at home in Pasadena on Monday, June 25, surrounded by family. He was born in Los Angeles on March 9, 1927, to his recently widowed mother, Martha Chretin (nee Hernandez). His father, Carlos Chretin, died a few months after his birth. His two brothers and two sisters joined to help raise him. He was the last surviving sibling. In 1944 he left school to serve in the United States Navy as so many young men did. Frank is survived by his son Steven Michael Chretin, daughter Francine Elaine Smith (Roger), daughter Dori Ann Chretin, granddaughter Melanie Ladish (Dave), two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Edward Chretin. Before moving to Pasadena in 2016, he lived for many years in Big Bear City.
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