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.