Frank Dobyns

Date of Birth

August 31, 1932

Date of Death

January 2, 2022

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Frank Dobyns, born Aug 31, 1932 in Long Beach, CA died on Jan 2, 2022 at his home in Santa Barbara from ALS. He graduated from high school in Long Beach in 1950 and moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB where he graduated with a Master’s degree in 1955 and then taught school in Santa Barbara until 1965. He married Phyllis Elaine Parent in 1955. They lived in Santa Barbara most of their 60 plus years of marriage. Phyllis died in 2014.

They had a full life and lived nearly 30 years on the East coast in NY, D.C., and Connecticut. They retired young and spent 5 years sailing the Caribbean and then for 20 years split their time between Santa Barbara, Vail and Cape Cod with their son and daughter-in-law, and in Villefranche sur Mer, France with their daughter and son-in-law. They lived an active and adventurous life.

He is survived by his son Peter, daughter-in-law Tanya, and two granddaughters Taylor and Tory, his daughter Shelley, son-in-law Riccardo and three step-granddaughters Gianna, Bianca and Sofia and his partner of the last 7 years, Alexandra Cole.


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