Funeral Service Details
Viewing - Friday, December 10, 2021, 11am to 2pm at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church
Rosary - Friday, December 10, 2021, 1pm to 2pm at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church
Funeral Mass – Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11am to 12pm at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church
Committal to Follow to Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
Frank J. Chaves Jr, 69, of Anaheim, CA passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. He is survived by his loving and devoted partner, MaryAnn Tringali; children, Aaron (Olivia) & Jessica; mother, Fina; brothers, Anthony & Adam (Caren); nephews & nieces, James (Nicole) Orosco, Julie Orosco, Antonio (Lorena), Sarafina, Young Adam, Nicodemus, Ram¢n, Daniel Orosco, Jacinda Orosco, Christina, Samantha, Isabella, Jacob, & Laila Jimenez. Preceding him in death was his Father, Frank J. Chaves Sr. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the Summer of 1952, Frank quickly developed a passion for many things; his family, his work, and his music. After relocating to Anaheim, California with his parents and brothers in 1967, Frank enrolled at Katella High School where he would go on to graduate as a member of the class of 1970. In the years both preceding and following his graduation from Katella, Frank would take a keen interest in his family's business, the Parking Company of America (PCA). In addition to helping his father grow the PCA locally in Santa Ana, he would also go on to travel to cities such as Sacramento, El Paso, Reno, Tampa, Denver, Omaha, and San Francisco, helping his many Uncles and Cousins do just the same, thus creating stories and relationships that would last a lifetime. Frank would later transition to the maintenance and construction side of the parking business, owning and operating multiple striping, sealing, and paving businesses throughout the years. Frank was so much more than simply a "parking man" however. His true passion in life was his music. He loved to play the guitar, he loved to sing, was a composer of many songs, and he was truly a master of his craft. From releasing his first single, Alpine Boogie, in 1977 under the forever famous pseudonym "Frank the Tank," to touring Japan in 1981, starting the legendary "Frank Chaves Band" in 1983, to becoming and remaining a karaoke legend across Southern California until his final days, Frank truly inspired everyone that had a chance to hear him sing or watch him perform. Frank never knew a stranger, he would always make you feel welcomed. He would do anything for a laugh and he could make you laugh, even when or if you were mad at him. Anyone that truly knew Frank, knew he had such a big heart. He'd give you anything, even if it wasn't his to give. He loved his children and his family fiercely and deeply and although he was taken from us far too soon, we all take comfort in knowing that Frank is now at peace and reunited with his father and other loved ones that have passed before him. A Visitation and Rosary will be held at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church, 1450 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805 on Friday, December 10, 2021, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will take place (also at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church) on Saturday, December 11, 2021, with service beginning at 11:00 am. A procession will immediately follow and Entombment will take place at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange, CA 92869 beginning at 1:00 pm. Upon on conclusion of the services, a celebration reception commemorating Frank's life will take place at the Chaves Family Residence located in Anaheim, CA.