Franck W. Tremaine was born in Tracy, California, on March 4, 1956.
Franck was a loving husband, father, uncle, brother, and a leader in our community. Franck was very instrumental in the development of many careers of young, aspiring firefighters. He was the man everyone turned to in their times of need and was looked upon for his strength. Captain Tremaine selflessly devoted himself to the fire service in California, with over forty years of dedicated service, the majority of those as a volunteer. In 1985, Franck was awarded Firefighter of the Year in San Mateo County, California. In 2002, and again in 2008, Franck was awarded Firefighter of the Year with the Jackson Fire Department in Amador County, California.
In 1996 Franck and his wife Geneva (Genny) started up a water well pump service business called Tremaine’s Pump Service. Franck took great pride in the business they had built up over the years. He would be thrilled to know that his daughter, Sarah, and son-in-law, Bryan, have taken over the family business and are continuing to provide much-needed service in our community.
Franck’s gentleness was evident in how he treated everyone he met. He entertained us and loved us. He made us laugh and made us feel secure. He lived a genuine and authentic life and showed honest goodness, kindness, and concern for others day in and day out.
Franck never tired of tending to his son Kyle’s special needs, and we will all remember how he always made sure Kyle was fully included in our family and community life. Most of all, we will always remember how he could make Kyle laugh like nobody else.
Franck passed away in Jackson, California, on January 10, 2015, at the age of 58.
Franck is survived by his wife of 35 years, Geneva Lillie (Bergen) Tremaine; daughter, Sarah Jean (Tremaine) Hart; son, Kyle Franck Tremaine; and three sisters, Catherine Simms, Laura Tremaine, and Chris-Anne Tremaine.