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Frank Felix Davila

September 6, 1920 June 21, 2019
Frank Felix Davila
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On June 21st at 5:05 am, Frank Felix Davila of Mountain View, CA went to our Lord. Frank was born September 6th,1920 in Rey, Arizona. He was raised in Esperanza Sonora Mexico, until his teenage years. He came back to the United States and started working in the farm lands, working his way up from a picker to a supervisor to running his own crew. He ended up in Isleton California, where he met Ruth Jaime and soon married. Later they moved to Mountain View where he worked the strawberry farms in the area between highways 237 and 101. During World War II he leased the land to farm strawberries and in the off-season also worked at Libby-brand, Chuckles and Del Monte canneries in the Sunnyvale area.

Frank welcomed his first of seven children in October of 1941 (“Frankie”). After the war, Frank went into the construction industry. He started out as a sheet rocker and running teams of sheetrockers and plastering. He did that for about 10 years and then opened up a paint store in Downtown Mountain View. He went back to being a general building and painting contractor during the building boom in the area. Then Frank branched out into the technology industry. In the 1970s, he started a printed circuit board shop called Davila International Circuits Incorporated. He retired after approximately two-decades growing and running this family business.

Having only finished sixth grade himself, Frank was committed to building up our local educational opportunities. He strongly supported the building and growth of St. Joseph Catholic School, Holy Cross High School, and St. Francis High School (as a member of the first founding families).

His community service extended beyond education. For instance, he helped start St Cyprian's Catholic Church in Sunnyvale and in his later years, he distributed bread for places like the Work Center and St. Anthony’s. He was an active member of the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, and the Mountain View Rotary.

Never forgetting his past, he partnered with people like Brother Robert Carberry to support two orphanages and a senior-citizens assisted living home in Mexico constantly helping them and throughout the years taking truck loads of essentials like clothes and food, as well as donating two school buses, ambulances and pews for churches.

He is survived by his second wife Francis Gonzalez and five of his children: Mary Ruth Milburn, Sara Hernandez, Gloria “Jeannie” Medley, Robert Davila, and Lupe Peterson; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and sisters: Mercedes Urango, Olivia De La Re. Preceded in death by Ruth Jaime Davila (wife), and siblings: Narcy Villarreal, Teresa Esquivel, Roberto Davila, and children: Frank Ralph Davila and Ernestine Davila Goldrup.

The services will begin on Thursday, June 27th from 7-9p.m. with a rosary at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary. Friday, June 28th we will hold mass at St. Cyprian Church at 10:30 a.m. 195 Leonata Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to one of his favorite charities: St Anthony's Padua Dining Room, 3500 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 365-9664

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7:00 PM 6/27/2019 7:00:00 PM
Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary

96 West El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary
96 West El Camino Real Mountain View 94040 CA
United States

Funeral Mass




10:30 AM 6/28/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Cyprian Catholic Church

1133 W. Washington Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

St. Cyprian Catholic Church
1133 W. Washington Ave. Sunnyvale 94086 CA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St Anthony's Padua Dining Room

3500 Middlefield Rd,
Menlo Park, California 94025

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