Frank Stanley Lazard, Sr. passed away June 11, 2023 at the age of 82.
He was born in Susanville, CA, was raised in Durham, CA and graduated from Durham High School in 1959.
He went on to work for PG&E and later became a journeyman lineman. He was a 55+ year member of the IBEW Local 1245. Frank loved his work and became an instructor for the JATC to train apprentice lineman. His goal was to train people to be the best at their work.
He owned the Durham Deli, before moving to Southern CA. He loved traveling, skin /scuba diving, and visiting his beloved New Orleans. He was a member of the Krewe of Elvis and participated in many Mardi Gras parades. He made friends all over the world, but his dearest friends were those he had from childhood that became lifelong friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin and Katherine Lazard, & his beloved wife Diane.
He is survived by his younger brothers Gene Lazard and Robert Lazard, son Frank Jr. (Debra), daughter Andrea (Steve), 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and many cousins.
A Celebration of Life Luncheon will be held at Durham Memorial Hall, 9319 Midway, Durham,
Sept 30, 2023, from 11 am to 1pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Lazard Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, for Durham graduating Seniors entering trade schools.