Frank H. Mondeaux, 73, of Warrenton, died Monday, May 4, 2009, in Warrenton, of complications related to diabetes.
He was born June 6, 1935, in Philadelphia, to Frederick W. and Verda L. (Black) Mondeaux. The family settled in the Quincy area around 1946. He attended Clatskanie High School, where he was a basketball standout.
In 1951, he joined the U.S. Navy and served with the Pacific Fleet as a boatswain's mate on the USS Cacapon in the Sea of Japan during the Korean War. He also served in the Naval Reserve, and was honorably discharged in 1960.
On June 11, 1955, he married Pauline Morrell in Rosemead, Calif. She survives, residing in Warrenton. The couple lived in Clatskanie, retiring to Warrenton in 1990.
Mr. Mondeaux was a salesman throughout his life. He owned and operated an appliance store in Clatskanie for many years, and operated a salvage logging company from 1978 to 1984.
He was a strong supporter of sports programs in Clatskanie, and was a member of the American Legion.
Family members said he was an avid outdoorsman who hunted and fished throughout the area and enjoyed woodworking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Sharene Eisner and her fiancé, Rob Pasch, Lorinne Mondeaux and her fiancé, Samuel Alcaraz, and Eileen and John Wright, all of Astoria; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Lesley Mondeaux of Lake Oswego; 11 grandchildren, Rachael Eisner and her fiancé, Aaron Rodriguez, of San Mateo, Calif., Sharece Burns and her husband, Tyler, of Winchester Bay, Alex Eisner of Citrus Heights, Calif., Eileah and Janessa Wright, Jeffrey Hamilton and Cisco Karpe, all of Astoria, and Madison, Henry, Grayson and Francesca Mondeaux, all of Lake Oswego; two great-grandchildren, Eiljah and Nadiya Burns of Winchester Bay; a brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Maye Mondeaux of Clatskanie; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Virginia Erickson of St. Helens, and Arlene and Ernie Hulse of Longview, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Astoria High School for the swim team, wood shop, or music department, in care of Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.