The Curry Coastal Pilot

Frank R. Piper Jr.

Oct. 15, 1944-June 30, 2014

Frank Robert Piper Jr., of Brookings, passed away in Crescent City, on June 30, 2014. He was 69 years old.

Frank was born Oct. 15, 1944, in San Diego, to Frank and Lucile (Wetherby) Piper. He graduated from Livermore High School in 1962.

After high school, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served his country honorably for 21 years before retiring as a senior master sergeant. Frank was a Vietnam veteran.

In his free time, Frank enjoyed sailing; he was a member of the Alameda Yacht Club, and even sailed to Mexico. He also loved to travel in his trailer. When he wasn't traveling, Frank enjoyed barbecuing with his friends and family, gardening and growing flowers, fruits and vegetables. He was a dedicated father and grandfather.

Frank is survived by his daughters Michelle Dinger and her husband Geoff of Roseville, California, Janna Cambra and her husband David of Roseville; sisters Barbara Nichols of Livermore, California, and Paulette Moss of Concord, California. Also surviving are four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sister Laura Borland, and his parents Frank Sr. and Lucile Piper.

Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.