Francis Xavier Herget

September 14, 1930 to January 22, 2018

Francis Xavier Herget will always be remembered for his wit and humor. When he was asked what the X stood for in his middle name, he would always respond with “excited” to whoever was asking. Everyone knew him as Frank, and his contagious laugh was hard to miss. He created laughter and memories everywhere he went and loved to share his funny experiences with family and friends.

He lived in Pacific Beach, CA for 53 years while married to the love of his life, Juliana. Together, they raised 3 beautiful daughters Lisa, Christy, and Suzanne in the same home in which he took immense pride in. He enjoyed gardening and maintaining his home. He loved to cook and was a master at barbecuing chicken, which he prepared every Sunday for friends and family.

Frank was proud to have served in the US Navy during the Korean War and was still in touch with some his valued shipmates on the USS Cabot. He graduated from the University of Arizona, where he earned a bachelors degree in Engineering. He became a highly skilled Electrical Engineer and retired from Westinghouse in upper management after 30 dedicated years.

Frank loved deep sea fishing, water activities, and living near the ocean. In his younger days, he enjoyed a daily run on the beach followed by an ice cold beer while sitting on the boardwalk visiting with friends and people watching. He was an extraordinary father to his 3 girls and an exceptional grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle. He encouraged, set the best examples, was honest and faithful, he understood, and loved us all unconditionally.

He was a very generous man to his entire family, friends, and favorite charities. Frank brought so much joy and laughter to this world and we will miss him so much. We are comforted knowing he will rest at Fort Rosecrans next to his wife Juliana. In love and peace we say goodbye for now until we see you again.

Lisa, Christy, Suzanne (Daughters)

Cammy & Mat Lawlor, Timothy & Kat Lynch, Katy Lynch, Tanner & Dustin Simis (Grandchildren)

Matson, Julian, & Makena (Great Grandchildren)

George & Mary Herget (Brother)

Barbara Foster (Niece)

Tim Herget, George & Beth Herget (Nephews)

Lisa, Christy & Suzanne. I just wanted to know I will truly miss your father. Over the past 40 years of being a neighbor, I have spent many hours talking to your dad in our back yards. Both he and I liked to gardening and liked being outside which allowed us time to talk Every time I saw him, he would update me on your family and how proud he was of everyone. Frank always had time to talk and always asked me how our family and I was doing. My best memories are when friends would visit and ask me what was going on in that house below (your house). Those people are always laughing. All I could say, was those people really enjoy life. Your family has always been special to our family and I wish you all the very best! Larry Cerneka

Larry Cerneka on February 24, 2018

Dear Daddio, One month ago today you left us and it was the saddest day of my life. I miss you more than you will ever know, but as I promised you I will be strong for this amazing family that you created. The values you taught us, your strength and compassion and the unconditional love you gave to all of us everyday will stay in our hearts forever. You had an incredible sense of humor and a roaring laugh that will never be forgotten. You were the best Dad I could ever ask for and I am so lucky God let me be your daughter. You were our family's GOLDEN ROCK! You have inspired me all of my life and will always be my personal hero. I love and miss your presence here on earth and I know you and Mom are now together again in heaven. Rest in Peace I Love You, Christy

Christy Lynch on February 23, 2018

I worked with Frank at Westinghouse here in San Diego many years ago. Frank had a unique vocabulary ( Only used at work, for obvious reasons) that to this day is still used throughout the electrical industry amongst those who knew him. I would occasionally stop by and see Frank when I got my oil changed down the hill from where he lived. Much of my work ethic today, was learned from Frank those years I worked with him. Needless to say he was a very special man, and more importantly a very special friend. God Bless. Steve Volk

Steve Volk on February 21, 2018

Dear Frank, I will remember our great talks on the beach. Dancing with you at your grandson's wedding. Laughing so hard it hurt. I will think of you often with a smile on my face. Love you alway and forever great man. Love Tammy & Dale.

Tammy Birmingham on February 20, 2018