Francis Mark Oliva

  • Wednesday July 19, 2017
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Francis Mark Oliva

February 23, 1952 " July 12, 2017

A fifth generation native San Franciscan, Frank is survived by his spouse of 31 years, Steve Mills of Oakland; his brother, Anthony Oliva (Audrey), of Pacific Palisades; and his sister, Marge Oliva Villarreal, (Javier) of San Jose.

Frank had numerous careers following graduation from Santa Clara University followed by a graduate degree in fine arts from UC Irvine. He taught at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, worked as a production assistant at the San Francisco Opera, directed opera as a freelance stage director, and concluded his work as a consulting systems engineer with Bank of America's residential loan division.

Frank expressed his gratitude for his years of AA sobriety by founding a number of meetings in San Francisco, in addition to running a well-known Fourth Step Retreat at St. Dorothy's Rest.

Frank's wake will be held at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Avenue in Daly City, California Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 100 Diamond Street in San Francisco Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m.

Donations may be made to the Most Holy Redeemer AIDS Support Group.