Francisco “Fran” Manuel Arizu
Francisco Manuel Arizu was born December 23, 1916 in San Francisco. He passed away on January 8, 2008. Fran graduated from Roosevelt High School in Oakland. He married Betty Hinschberger in 1941 and served in the Army during World War II. He worked fore the Oakland Tribune for 43 years. Fran worked as a Field Adviser in Northern Zone where he worked with other district advisers in the Richmond, Pinole and Albany areas in the late 60's and early 70's. Fran was also active in the Boy Scouts of America for 36 years serving as scout master. He also served as Commander of the Lake Merritt Post of the American Legion. He was a resident of Rossmoor and an avid golfer and a active member of the Road Runners Association. Fran was survived by his wife of 67 years Betty, Children David and Ann Arizu, Peter and Betsy Arizu and Stuart and Noni Convery plus nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.