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Frank C. Bristow, Jr.  

Frank C. Bristow, Jr.

February 19, 1931 – June 22, 2014

Frank C. Bristow, Jr., age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on February 19, 1931, Frank was the son of the late Frank C. Bristow, Sr and Agnes Peterson Bristow. After graduating from P.S. DuPont High School in 1948, he proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1950 until 1954 during the Korean War. He later attended Goldey Beacom College and graduated with an associate’s degree in accounting. Frank made his career as an accountant with Delmarva Power, retiring in 1995 after 38 years of dedicated service.

A standout baseball player, he pitched 10 games with the 1950 Welch Minors Appalachian League, which was a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Athletics. Frank was a longtime member of the Rod and Gun Club in New Castle where he enjoyed playing shuffleboard and had also served as past treasurer. He looked forward to his monthly card nights with his childhood friends. Frank was a kind-hearted and gentle man who will be dearly missed by many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn M. Fry Bristow, a son, Kevin Bristow, and longtime companion, Marie E. Charles. Frank is survived by his children, Debbie Bristow, Brian Bristow (Suzie), Tracy Boyd (Mark), Mark Bristow, Mary Petty (Mark) and Tina Shuter (John) ; sister, Dolores “DoDo” Wyre; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday evening, June 26, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. A second visitation will be held from 11:30 am until 12 Noon on Friday morning, June 27, 2014 at the funeral home, where a service will follow at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Police and Fire Rod and Gun Club, 100 Linstone Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Debbie Waddington, June 24, 2014

    Dear Deb, & Family,
    I’m truly sorry for your loss, and I pray for peace to get you through the hard times.
    Keep the memories alive in your hearts, and he will never be far away.
    We all know that Frankie, has kept us laughing throughout the years, so when you get down, just think of the happy, fun times.

    Love & Peace
    Debbie Waddington

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  2. Dee (Andrews) Roe, June 25, 2014

    Dear Debbie & Family

    I pray for all of you to find the strength to get through your great loss. You have so many wonderful and fun memories of Frankie to help keep you strong.
    Keep all of your wonderful memories close to your heart and allow them to help pick you up during those times when you start feeling sad. I will always remember his smile and laughter, such a special man. He really did live up to his nickname “Fabulous Frankie”.

    Love you,
    Dee

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  3. Louanne Hemenway, June 25, 2014

    Mary Elizabeth and your family – you are in our thoughts back here in Florida at AAA. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  4. Dick Kemske, June 25, 2014

    Dear Bristow Family
    I am truly sorry to read of Frank’s passing. I grew up with him and graduated from P. S. duPont HS with him in June 1948. We played many a “choose up sides” baseball game together in Price’s Run Park. I was in the Navy when he was in the Air Force and playing ball for Eglin Field Air Force base in Florida. My ship was in port when his team played the Pensacola Naval Air Station baseball team. I went to the game and watched him pitch and win. We had time for a visit and some talk about the good old days following the game. He was truly a really great guy and a very good pitcher. We didn’t see much of each other as we grew older but we don’t forget our childhood buddies.
    My heart goes out to all of you. Peace be with you

    Dick Kemske

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  5. Patty Riley Vickmark, June 26, 2014

    Sue, Brian & Family

    So sorry for your loss, but now he is in a better place where there is peace. May you and your family also find the peace during this rough time. Love you all

    xoxo
    Patty & Jayson Vickmark

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  6. Rob & Susam Boyer, June 26, 2014

    Brian/Sue, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and if there is anything we can do, please let us know. Much love and prayers.

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  7. Nancy Hemphill, June 26, 2014

    So sorry for your loss.

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