In Memory

Frank B Dickey - Class Of 1942

Frank B Dickey

Frank Dickey  '42

Funeral services were held for Frank Bernard (Bud) Dickey, a well-known San Francisco businessman, who died of cancer September 11, 1992.  He was 68.  Mr. Dickey lived in Woodside and was married to Jeanne Dickey, mayor of the Peninsula town.

Born in Los Angeles and educated at Stanford University, Mr. Dickey in 1967 bought controlling interest in Maydwell & Hartzell, the largest electric line hardware distributing firm west of the Mississippi river.  He had joined Maydwell & Hartzell in 1962 as executive vice president and became president in 1967, a position he held until his retirement in 1991.  The company, now situated in Brisbane, provides electrical equipment to publicly owned utilities firms.

Bud served in the Army during World War II and saw combat action as an infantry corporal in the Battle of the Bulge, Germany's last deperate but unsuccessful counteroffensive of the war.

Bud was a popular storyteller at the Bohemian Club, the Pacific Union Club, the St. Francis Yacht Club, the Menlo Country Club, Rancho Vistadores and the Frontier Boys.  He was also an honorary member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Besides his wife, Jeanne, Mr. Dickey is survived by his mother, Madeline Dickey of San Francisco; a daughter, Anne Schobel of Woodside; two sons, Matthew Dickey of Sonoma and Mark Dickey of Woodside; and five grandchildren.  He is also survived by his horse, Buck.

San Francisco Chronicle, September  15, 1992