July 27, 1918 — Sept. 28, 2009

Frank R. Soares of Patterson, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009  at New Bethany Skilled Nursing in Los Banos.  He was a native of Gustine and lived in Patterson for most of his life. He was operations manager and broadcaster for KOSO radio station for 20 years. He attended Patterson schools, Saint Mary’s College and Pacific Lutheran College after World War II.

Mr. Soares hosted daily radio program, heard on KYOS in Merced broadcast  from the Del Puerto Hotel for many years.  Mr. Soares came to Modesto in the 1950s as production manager and staff announcer for a radio station, conducting “The Frank Soares Show” for five years.

Mr. Soares is survived by his sister, Margaret S. “Peggy” Cargile; cousins, Kathleen Johnson, J. Wilmar Jensen and George W. Jensen, three nieces and a nephew; and many second cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Soares; brother, John Soares, Jr.; cousins and many aunts and uncles. Burial was in  the Patterson District Cemetery. 


Broadcaster Frank Soares dies in Los Banos