Frank lived in Leverett House where he was active on the House tag football, volleyball and softball teams. A Biochemistry major, he was a member of the Biology and Chemistry Clubs, Hillel and the Young Democratic Club. After Harvard Frank graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1959.
He served his internship at Boston City Hospital and completed his residency in internal medicine at the U.S. Naval Hospital in St. Albans, New York. To cover the costs of medical school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent ten years in military service, from 1960 to 1970, traveling throughout the world on Navy destroyers.
Following his honorable discharge he went into private practice for 44 years as a respected internist, working primarily at Anaheim Memorial Hospital and West Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim, California.. He served as Chief of Staff at West Anaheim in 1984.
In his free time, he loved playing tennis and racquetball. When shoulder pain slowed his game he turned to golf. Frank was also incredibly proud of his Jewish faith and was a strong supporter of Israel. He enjoyed hosting guests and could always be counted on to keep wine glasses filled. Family life was filled with his dogs, pool parties, birthday festivities, ski trips, and holiday celebrations.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn, two sons, a daughter and two step-daughters, along with ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). AIPAC may be contacted at 323-937-1184. in honor of Franklin Hanauer. Alternatively, you can make a donation online at www.aipac.org/donate. Or feel free to give to the charity of your choice.