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Frank W. Beckstein Jr.


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Frank W. Beckstein Jr. Obituary
Frank William Beckstein, Jr., age 94, of Boxborough, passed away at home on September 27, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Martha Louise (Delarue) Beckstein. The cherished father of, Frank W. Beckstein III and his wife Dace of Boxborough and Robin L. Hawes and her husband David of Colebrook, NH. He was the grandfather of, Kenneth R. Moody, Jr. of Bridgewater and Karl Beckstein of Chapel Hill, NC. He was the great grandfather of Jacob, Leslie, and Kayla Moody of Bridgewater. Frank was born on July 26, 1924 in Buffalo, NY to Frank William and Anna Catherine (Mutter) Beckstein, Sr. He graduated from Seneca Vocational High School in Buffalo, NY. He attended Drexel University, College of Engineering in Philadelphia, PA. Frank served honorably with the U.S. Navy during WWII, onboard the USS Chimo, in the North Atlantic and at the invasion of Normandy. He was employed as an operating engineer by Niagara Mohawk Power Company in Buffalo, and then as a Computer Control System Engineer by Honeywell Corporation. He later retired from the Foxboro Company in 1990. Frank was a member of the Erie Parish United Lodge F.& A.M. #161, of Buffalo, NY; United Brethren Lodge, A.F.& A.M. of Marlborough, MA; and Pottstown Royal Arch Chapter No. 271 and Nativity Commandery, Order of Knights Templar, both of Pottstown, PA. A period of visitation will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church, 384 Court Street, Plymouth, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 pm. Burial will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 11:00 am at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joselin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. For more information or to sign the online guestbook, Please, visit www.cartmell davis.com.
Published in The Beacon-Villager from Oct. 3 to Oct. 11, 2018
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