Friday, February 27, 2009

Frank C. Clawson ( - 1996)

Frank Clawson

Frank Clawson, 69, a landscape contractor and a Saratoga resident for the past 30 years, died July 12 at El Camino Hospital after a brief illness.

Clawson was born in San Mateo and lived in Burlingame for 26 years. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1945 and then served in the Army in Japan during the postwar occupation. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC-Davis.

He started Frank Clawson Inc., a landscape contracting company, in 1960. During the 1960s and '70s, he worked with some of the Bay Area's notable architects. His work included South Bay high schools and community colleges, civic parks and many commercial developments. He retired in 1985.

Clawson volunteered his time at Sunnyview Manor Retirement Home, Our Lady of Fatima Convalescent Home and other community organizations serving the elderly and children. He was an avid golfer and fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors, camping and taking recreational vehicle trips with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Executive Plaza I, Suite 800, 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031-1014, or the Sempervirens Fund in Mountain View, (415) 968-4509.

This article appeared in the Saratoga News, July 24, 1996.

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