In Memory

Frank Harvie Clough Jr - Class Of 1945

Frank Harvie Clough Jr

Frank Clough, Jr. died in Campbell, California on December 24, 1996 at the age of 69.  He was the son of Frank H. Clough former city engineer and city manager of South Pasadena, now deceased, and brother of George F. Clough who lives in Healdsburg, California.

Frank attended local schools and graduated from what was then South Pasadena-San Marino High School in June of 1945.  He and five of his classmates enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Spring of 1945, and were patriotically granted their diplomas by school officials, arriving in the nick of time from boot camp in San Diego to attend graduation ceremonies in their Navy uniforms.  Frank was on a troopship south of Japan when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.  After two years in the Navy in Japan, he attended John Muir College and the University of California, Berkeley.

After graduating from Cal, Frank worked for Buyron Jackson Pump Company in Los Angeles, Yuba City, and San Francisco.  He was one of the first allowed back into Yuba City after the 1955 floods and worked with civilian defense coordinators to restore services to the city and get pumping systems up and running.  Ultimately he became co-owner of C&N Pump & Well Company in Santa Clara, California.  He was an expert in designing both large and small water systems and was consulted by both companies and individuals all over central California on deep well pumps.

He was a member of the Peninsula Water Works Association and the California Groundwater Association, which recognized his achievements with their Contractor of the Year Award in 1989, the first pump contractor to be so honored by that organization.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughters Karen Grace of Lancaster, CA and Pamela Dei Rossi of Campbell, sons-in-law Michael Grace and Daniel Dei Rossi, and four grandchildren.