The Tapes of Russell Street

Part 8. Frank Tape’s obituary

Daniella Thompson

21 December 2004

Frank Tape, 1922 (photo courtesy of Jack Kim)

Berkeley Daily Gazette
Monday evening, 27 November 1950

Frank H. Tape

Funeral arrangements were completed here today for Frank H. Tape, 72, former San Francisco bailbondsman and personnel officer for the Kaiser Shipbuilding Co.

Mr. Tape, who was the son of a prominent San Francisco Chinese civic leader, died Saturday at an Oakland hospital of a heart ailment. He was in failing health for the past year and a half.

A native of San Francisco, Mr. Tape worked with the Federal Government, Southern Pacific Co. and a steamship company in handling Chinese transients passing through this country from China to South America and Cuba.

During the war he served as personnel coordinator and councilor of the Kaiser offices in Richmond, Oakland and San Francisco.

Services will be held at The Little Chapel of the Flowers, Adeline St. at Ashby Station, Wednesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. David A. Braun officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Mr. Tape is survived by his widow, Ruby, and a sister, Mrs. Mamie Lowe of Oregon.

Frank & Ruby Tape, 1922 (photo courtesy of Jack Kim)

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