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Frank John Coyazo

October 9, 1947 — June 16, 2022

Frank passed away on June 16th, 2022, at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Born in Redlands, California, on October 9th, 1947, to Frank Sr. and Lydia Coyazo.

Frank attended Redlands Junior High and graduated from Redlands High School in the class of 1965. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967, and served active duty from 1967-1969. After basic training at Fort Ord, California, he was stationed at Camp Custer in Korea with the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry, 106 platoon 3. As part of their mission, they assisted in the extraction of the surviving sailors of the USS Pueblo, who had been captured by North Korea in early 1968. After being discharged from the military, Frank lived in Encinitas, California, where he began his appreciation and passion for the ocean and the outdoors. He enjoyed surfing, fishing, hiking and riding his bicycle long distances.

Frank enjoyed music with all his soul. He played the clarinet in his high school band, and performed with several local rock bands as a talented harmonica player. In 1987 Frank, alongside his uncle Danny Landeros, filmed, edited, and produced the "I Remember Bryn Mawr" documentary film, documenting the history of Bryn Mawr. Throughout his life, he was a continual advocate for preserving his family's history and the history of Bryn Mawr.

Frank worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for many years, covering all of Southern California as a brakeman and supervisor. Although he enjoyed his job, he felt a calling to help others, and resigned from the railroad. He completed the Emergency Medical Technician program at Crafton Hills College, and transferred to Loma Linda University as the first Community College student ever accepted into the Trauma Tech program at LLUMC. He served the community as an Emergency Room Technician for 13 years, from 1991 until 2004. He then worked for First American Title for a few years before retiring with his wife Rose.

Frank loved his wife, his family, and his beautiful garden, where he would spend much of his time. He loved sharing the bounty of his harvest with friends and family. He loved going on fishing trips to Bishop with his wife after their retirement together.

Frank was loved by many and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by his wife Rose, his son Frankie, his shining star KamyLynn Paradise Gould, his stepson Rick Mendieta, his grandson Zachary Mendieta, his brothers Steve and Joe, and his sister in law Sheila. Frank will always be remembered as a strong person, a devoted friend, and a passionate leader.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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