Thoughts and prayers are with the Franco family. You have my deep condolences. What a terrible loss to his family and community. "It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed away. We worked very closely for a four-year period. My prayers are with you all. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?pid=153878506 I've know Doug for about 10 years through Paintbrush Diplomacy - hope to attend a memorial in his honor to say good bye. INSTANT DEATH RECORDS SEARCH. He always spoke about his family. Cause of death. I met Doug in 1985, and he was of the greatest help in my Journey. Share Douglas's life story with friends and family. As children, we walked home from South School together. I just heard about Doug's sudden death last year today, from an NPR item about an old friend trying to find out where he was buried in Palo Alto. Dear Doug, thank you for sharing your wisdom, stories and presence. Doug was very kind to me on many, many occasions when I was struggling in a fellowship that we were both part of. All my love. Our thoughts are with you, Betsy and sons. My deepest condolences to the family Franco and I wish you lots of love and courage to overcome this difficult time. , Franco is a graduate of Palo Alto High School, class of 1998. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Franco family. FROM ONE ARTIST TO ALL THE ABOVE, MY HEARTFELT COMPASSION IS SPREAD SO HEAVILY ACROSS THE STATE LINE. "It's not like I grew up in a house full of jokes, but my dad did turn me on to Monty Python.". I am so sorry to read about this. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Franco family at this very sad time. The restriction expires within 50 to 100 years, depending on the state. Sending blessings to the Franco Family and friends during this time of great Loss. Sending my deepest condolences to the Franco family. Betsy, I greatly value the time with your Doug while we worked together at both ROLM and Viewmix. In addition to James, 33, Doug — who had a Harvard MBA — leaves behind two other sons: Dave Franco, an actor, and Tom Franco, an artist. Her death was a result of liver failure (brought on by hepatitis C and liver cancer) and kidney trouble. To obtain an official death certificate, begin by contacting the state in which the individual resided. , Franco was born in Palo Alto, California. Sending my deepest sympathy and many blessings for the Franco family at this time of such a great loss. What a great man he was! We played in the orchestra together. Please allow 24 hours for your entry to be reviewed for appropriate content. The sweetness of Mr.Douglas look and his sincere smile will always remain alive in our hearts. Franco was born in Palo Alto, California.His mother, Betsy Lou (née Verne), is a writer and occasional actor. Doug has always held a special place in my heart, as I think back to our early days of friendship at Xerox and again at Rolm. I am grateful to have known you. I have so many pictures of us together as kids. Plant a tree to honor the memory of your loved one.  Franco's mother is from a family of Russian-Jewish ancestry; her parents had changed the surname from "Verovitz" to "Verne". i attended central school and high school with doug. My heart goes out to Doug Franco and his family. Dear Betsy and sons, I have been in Afghanistan and just heard of Doug's passing. Luv Grace xx, My heart goes out to you and your sons. His joy and his humility touched my soul. Love, prayers, and good thoughts going out to your family. Find Death information for people with the Date of Birth and/or Date of Death you specify. so so sad. Michele Bronner Tyler, My heart goes out to you and your sons, Betsy. Part of the A360 Media Entertainment Group.Powered by WordPress.com VIP, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window). They were raised in Palo Alto. The years I shared with him as part of his Afghan charity work are an incredibly precious time. I grew concerned because he had not been answering my numerous emails. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love. I'm very sorry for your great loss, Betsy. Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sep. 30, 2011. A gentleman with a very big heart. See a Breakdown of Scott Disick’s Complicated Dating History: Kourtney Kardashian, Sofia Richie and More, All the Celebrities Who Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus, These ‘Marshmallow’ Jessica Simpson House Slippers Are So Plush. My thoughts are with you all as you celebrate Doug's extraordinary life and spirit with family and friends. James Franco is mourning the loss of his father Doug Franco, 63, who passed away sometime last week.  His father, Douglas Eugene Franco (d. 2011), ran a Silicon Valley business, and was a "philanthropic entrepreneur".Franco's father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent. A SAD DAY FOR YOUR FAMILY, A TRUE HUMAN BEING HAS LEFT ...AND ENRICHED US BY. "It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed … In each of you lives the legacy of your husband/father's light and love, he will be missed but never forgotten.  Franco's father was of Portuguese (Madeiran) and Swedish descent. I treasure them and know they will continue on. I grew up down the street from Doug (Woodlawn Ave. in Glencoe). ~Nancie (Grach) Pateman. You will be in my prayers and thoughts . Thomas Andrew Franco (born April 14, 1980) is an American actor, artist, and the founder of the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley, California. He subsequently appeared in A Peace of History (2005) and The Devil Wears a Toupee (2007). he was a lovely man. I regret that I did not have the privilege of meeting the man who helped create, build, and nurture Team Franco. He gave so much to his three sons and me, and to many other people, too," Franco's mother, writer and actress Betsy Franco, tweeted Monday. The two were married in a hospital solarium about a month before her death. I worked with Doug at ROLM/IBM back in the 80s. Blessings of peace to you all as well as to his mom, sister and extended circle. Share to let others add their own memories and condolences. So sorry to learn of Doug's death. Dear Betsy, on behalf of the Kreutzer family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. It sounds as if he lived his life to the fullest. Truly a kindred spirit..... Doug, you're a wonderful human being and you are missed. James has spoken fondly of his father over the years, often crediting the Silicon Valley businessman for giving him an offbeat sense of humor. Time of death. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him dearly, and I pray that your family heals from this tragic loss. He will be in my prayers for ever. I remember Doug from South and Central School in Glencoe. Discover Full Names, Dates of Birth and Death, Last Known Residence information, and more.