Kenneth J. Frank, M.D.

Date of Birth

August 23, 1946

Date of Death

October 15, 2017

Known in the community as a friend, doctor, nutritionist, loving husband, and one heck of a dancer. Ken lived life to the fullest, and his passion for helping others was contagious. Ken was always the life of the party with a smile on his face and a camera in his hand. He may have more pictures of his friends than they have of themselves.

Ken, graduated from Rutgers University and NYU Medical School. A native of New Jersey, he moved to California in 1972 and became an ER doctor at Cottage Hospital. He was at the forefront in opening one of the first urgent care facilities in 1983 known as Goleta Valley Immedicenter.

After 20 years of practicing medicine, he turned his interests in health and nutrition to developing a nutritional supplement line. He and his wife Judy, worked side by side in this exciting and successful venture. It was not uncommon to see Ken and Judy working or playing together. From the office to the dance floor, they sure made life look fun together. Ken also had a love and passion for gardening and photography and… the more the better.

In 2012, Ken suffered a stroke which significantly impaired his daily functioning. Since then, he has received love, treatment, and full-time care. Our family is thankful that Ken is now at peace and that we were able to say our goodbyes to a loving, husband, father and grandfather.

We are having a celebration of Ken’s life on Sunday, October 22nd from 11am-1pm at Chase Palm Park Center at 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Celebrating this Sunday will be his wife Judy, his three children and spouses, Josh (Janet Frank), Kari (Ed Jaeger), Melissa (Kevin Birch), and his nine grandchildren (Mason (15), Dylan (14), Ethan (14), Ashley (13), Julian (12), Maya (12), Michael (9), Mackenzie (10), Daniel (3).

We are blessed to honor Ken and thankful to have been a part of his adventures in life. We will have a big void without him.


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