Frank John Seno [March 27, 2004] was born March 11, 1918 in Woodland, California. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1936 and entered the Marine Corps in 1940 where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He saw action with Carlson’s Raiders at Midway, Guadalcanal, Puruata and Bougainville. After the war he moved to Odessa, Texas where he became President of the Odessa Junior Chamber of Commerce. While there he became active in the Permian Playhouse and was awarded best supporting actor for his role in Mr. Roberts. He moved to Modesto where he became a charter member of the S.O.S. Club, serving on the Board of Directors for a number of years where he instigated and was general Chairman of the Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament in 1966 and 1967. John and his wife Betty moved to Hawaii in 1968 and then to Fiji in 1970. While there, they traveled extensively in the South Pacific, the Orient and Europe, before moving back to California in 1972. He spent 32 years in real estate, was a member of the Elks, the Marine Raider Association and the American Legion, serving as Commander of the Auburn Post. An avid golfer, he made 3 hole-in-ones in the 40 plus years he played the game.
He is survived by his wife Betty Seno, daughter Terri Tedford of Odessa, Texas, sons Robert of Ennis, Montana, and Tony of Ruidoso, N.M., stepdaughters Janet McCormick of Modesto, Ca., Pat Kaulukukui of Seaside, Ca., 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 1 brother, 3 sisters and 1 nephew.
A memorial service will held at 12:00 noon, Friday, April 2, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1528 Oakdale Road, Modesto with refreshments to follow. Internment and Marine Honor Guard will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park at 2:15 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, Inc., 601 McHenry Avenue, Modesto or the American Legion, Modesto Post #74, 1001 S. Santa Cruz, Modesto, Ca. 95353.