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  1. Julie Sewill
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    Happy Birthday in heaven Uncle Frankie.
    Love always your niece Julia

  2. Julia Sewill Farmer
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    My uncle Frankie as I would call him was the first person I walked to when I learned to walk at age one. I have lots of pictures of Frank if you would like them.

  3. Jef Medeiros
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    Uncle Frank there is so much i can say about you as a man a father and Uncle ……you taught me so much about hard work and acting like a man…carry yourself with character and wisdom …..i looked up to in so many ways its way to much to write….you have a huge part of life and my Familia s ….cant wait till i see you again….and we will Uncle Frank …Ride or die till the end …Longshoreman Bear … The Hammer ….Legend … one of the strongest man i ever met ….love your Nephew Big Jef

  4. Michael Cuffe
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    Frank was one of my favorite guys on the waterfront.
    I had the good fortune to work with him as one of my lashers, one of my supplemental Walking Bosses. And later as one of my favorite Walking Bosses from the plug. He was a true professional that took the time to teach a young superintendent.

    I also got the privilege of working with him after he retired when interviewing prospective Walking Boss candidates.

    He wasn’t just a true professional during his career. He loved that mantra as his path through life.

    Rest In Peace Frank.
    And thank you for your impact on me!

  5. Steve Fohl
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    That was an amazing tribute to a great man & wonderful father. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so heartwarming how much you loved him, and all know he loved you beyond measure. May he always look down from above and continue to watch over your family always. ????

  6. Colton Mairs
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    God rest his soul. I never would have thought I would have cared for/ valued a neighbor so much. I moved to Lathrop when I was 2 years old (1994) and frank has always been there for me. Over the years he’s really turned into family. He really meant a lot to me. Any time he needed me I was there. As well as any time I needed him he was there like an uncle type of figure in my life. I’m so glad I got to tell him what he meant to me and he was family to me no matter what. Waking up helping you start your truck or watching your house and feeding the cat while you enjoyed your retirement years will truly be missed. It’s really hard for me to put into words how just down right cool and nice and caring this man was to me and everyone. I really appreciate it. I will never forget you. Thanks for everything frank. Love ya buddy

  7. The Mairs Family
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    Thank you to the Relva family for sharing such a beautiful tribute. Frank was our beloved neighbor for over 25 years. We have so many wonderful and fun memories to look back on. We will always remember his generosity, kindness and friendship. We shared a fence, a love for stray cats, Fourth of July celebrations and so many neighborhood chats. Frank was the best neighbor anyone could possibly ask for. He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace Frank.

    The Mairs Family
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  8. Leticia Gallegos
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    I will always have fond memories of Frank. He was always so friendly and welcoming whenever I went to visit Gina at their home. Such a handsome and soft spoken man that will be missed. I’m thankful to have known him ❤️

  9. Molly Cain
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    Thank you for arranging a lovely tribute to your dad. I only knew him after he and my dear friend Shyla met, so I am very glad to have seen and heard so much more about his life. He left his family with lots of happy memories, and I’m so glad to have known him

  10. Patricia
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    What a wonderful tribute and honor. You did a great job Gina. Your father would have been very proud. Love, Aunt Patsy

  11. Jessica Villafan ❤️
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    It was such a privilege and an honor to have cared for Frank Relva, I made it my mission to give him the best of care I could offer, we shared so much time together and stories as well as pictures and many jokes,he was like a teacher to me, but also a great friend.
    I remember When he would always tell me I was his guardian Angel ???? and that I was God sent. I want to thank you Gina and Eric for Trusting me to care for your dad and for treating me like family. With Deepest sympathy sharing in your sadness as we remember Frank.
    Gone but never forgotten????❤️

  12. Barbara Graham
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    Gina, I said many prayers for you in hopes you would find peace in all this. We knew when we met your father he was a keeper. A good one! The memorial and the comments made by many in the video and on this page are beyond describing the wonderful man your father is. He is so loved and remains in the hearts of many.

  13. Rena
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    Beautiful. Blessings to you Gina and Eric. Love, The Roberts Family

  14. Gloria Felizianetti
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    You left this world with such courage and grace. I hope you will see your beloved Shyla there. You did a good job with Eric and Gina to bestow such love for you until the end. I know Jack, Ryan and Tori will miss you dearly Rest In Peace

  15. Gloria Felizianetti
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    To reflect on ones life is bittersweet I shall remember all our good times together throughout our journey. May you Rest In Peace ????

  16. Ryan Long
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    Towards the end of my Grandpa’s life, he had a stroke that immobilized most of his body. He was still able to move his left arm along with comprehending what was going on around him. I was sitting by his bedside holding his hand and out of the blue he starts squeezing my hand as hard as he could while looking me dead in the eyes. In that moment I realized the song and lyrics being sung by Dolly Parton, “I Will Always Love You”, was being played in the background. I instantly knew what he was trying to say and I said to him right away, “I love you too”. He then relaxed his arm, eyes, and body to continue resting with his family by his side. I’m grateful to have had that moment, and I’m grateful I have been blessed enough to have had such an incredible Grandfather. Rest in Peace, Grandpa Bonkie, I will always love you.

  17. Erianna Lopez
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    The joy you bring to this family is amazing ????, I hope you rest easy up their????, you will never be forgotten always in our hearts♥️

  18. Candy G.
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    Wow -amazing job capturing his life moments through pictures, beautiful & fun memories and incredible music. Hugs to you all. ???????? ????

  19. Joanne Grapshi
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    May your spirit live on and may your soul rest in peace.

  20. Alex Felizianetti
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    Dear Eric and Gina,
    I just watched the beautiful memorial for your loving father. I’m overwhelmed.
    You truly blessed your father, as he, you both.
    What a good life he had.
    I remember your father as a sixth grader when my friend and I would watch him play varsity baseball .
    To us he was a marvel and I can picture him still on the dirt infield , serious and determined. Years later he became family and those memories at my parents’ dinners , in Castro Valley and your home in San Lorenzo are what I best recall. Frank was a good man and may he rest in peace. God bless you both and all his friends and family.

    Alex Felizianetti

  21. Tori Relva
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    Grandpa, I hope you are not mad about my tattoos. I know you never left and I would like to think that we are closer now than what we were before. I will always cherish you watching over me. When I feel myself slipping I can feel you influencing me on the right path. I wont forget how you would say “turn out the lights the party is over” and “sink the last shot.” I love you. Your granddaughter, Tori.

  22. Brittany Carrico
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    Frank was a kind man with great sense of humor. I happy to known him for the short time I did. Big hugs to everyone. My heart is with you.

  23. Eric Relva
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    A beautiful tribute to you pop, so nice to see all of the old photos with our family and friends. I love you and I will miss you always. Eric

  24. Sanders Robinson
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    Much love for you Frank from Sandman. Rest easy partner…

  25. Billy Kepo'O, President of Local 91 ILWU
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    Please accept our deepest condolences. Local 91 lost a valuable member and an excellent dispatcher.

  26. Andy Long
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    My condolences to the family.

    Rest In Peace Frank.

  27. Eddie
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    Rip Frank

  28. lori
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    Frank was a pleasure to work with and to know. Everyone liked Frank and the ladies in the office called him
    the Silver Fox, but it was Shyla Barrow who won his heart. I’m am so happy that they found each other in their
    final years and are now together once again.

    RIP ….

  29. Stacie Weed
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    Mr. Relva- You made a big impact on me when I was growing up. I always enjoyed being at your home. You always made me feel welcome like I truly belonged. You gave me the confidence I lacked to try and play softball to the best of my abilities which I have kept and used throughout my life. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. You will be truly missed. Rest In Peace ❤️????????

  30. Ken Glover
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    A real stand up person. I am really going to miss him.

  31. Keith and Barbara Graham
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    So long to Frank, our good friend and a fine American. You lived a full life though cut short. You left the world a better place. With much love, Keith and Barbara Graham

  32. Gina Rinaldi
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    With deepest sympathy????
    May you Rest In Peace????

  33. DANIELLE AMERIO
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    My heart goes out to you and your family. With deepest sympathies ♥️♥️♥️

  34. Stacy Warren
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    Uncle Frank, you were always a positive figure in my life. I have such fond memories growing up with my cousins and you being there with us, staying up until all hours playing Monopoly and eating pizza:) I will never forget Morris the cat and all of the other great memories that we all shared. You will always hold a special place in my heart❤️

  35. Gina Relva
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    I am so proud of you. And the love you gave, it stayed with me. (Teddy misses you too so I’m occasionally giving him pepperoni on your behalf. :-)) Love you forever.

  36. Darlene Medeiros
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    My dear brother Frank,
    Remembering you will be easy to do, but missing you is a heartache that will never go away.

  37. Jef and Cristina Medeiros
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    You’ll always be loved uncle Frank. Always in our hearts ♥️..We love you.

  38. Erica Relva
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    Grandpa was a loving, caring, compassionate man. I feel blessed that I had the privilege to become a part of his life.. He had a great sense of humor and will be missed dearly. . Always in our ♥️

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