Frank “Whitey” Negherbon
Resident of Danville
Born in Clinton, Indiana in 1920 to Luigi (Leo) and Margaret (Minnie) Negherbon. He moved to Oakland in 1925, and later to Danville after the loss of his home in the 1991 Oakland hills fire. A graduate of Oakland Tech High School, “Whitey” (as he was known to his friends) served in the U.S. Navy at Midway in World War II, during which he distinguished himself becoming the 1947 welterweight champion of the Pacific Fleet. Devoted husband of 63 years to his beloved wife Lydia (d. 2010) with whom he founded and operated the Negherbon Automotive dealerships in Oakland for over 40 years. Loving father to his daughter Cheryl (d. 2010), and his surviving son Gary (Trudy). He is also survived by his grandchildren Aaron Negherbon (Michelle) and Amanda Kuiper (Glen) and his four great grandchildren Jack and Annie Kuiper, and Noah and Ryan Negherbon. He will be long remembered by the staff at Blackhawk Country Club, who established the annual Whitey Negherbon Seniors Golf Tournament in his name and especially missed by those friends of his inner circle “The Magnificent Seven”.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral liturgy at St. Monica’s Catholic Church, 1001 Camino Pablo, Moraga on Wednesday November 24th at 10:30. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette.
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