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Frank R. Beckous

January 29, 1948 - July 25, 2022

Frank R. Beckous, age 74, of Smyrna, DE, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, July 25, 2022, surrounded by loved ones after a difficult battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Frank was born on January 29, 1948, to Frank and Gertrude Beckous (née Fuchs) in Chicago, Illinois. In 1968, Frank married his one and only true love and best friend, Marilynne. Frank was a sergeant in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam war.

Frank was a fair man who was a loving, honest, and caring husband and father. He was a Bible believing follower of Jesus. Frank and Marilynne have four children and eight grandchildren who Frank loved dearly, and who he was very proud of.

Frank retired from W. L. Gore in 2010. While retired, Frank had time to travel with Marilynne, fish with his sons, and spend time with his children and grandchildren. Frank was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He was proud to have lived to see the Chicago Cubs win their first World Series Championship in 108 years, in 2016.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gertrude; and grandson, Shawn. He is survived by his wife, Marilynne Beckous (née Cooksley); sons, Frank (Jaime), Daniel (Christina), and Nathan; daughter, Laura; grandchildren, Becca, Zach, Joshua, Elijah, Emma, Amelia, Ronan, and Isaac; and siblings, Bonnie Jean, Harry, Barbie, Mark, and Beth.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12:30 pm. Entombment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to, The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or by clicking here. 

Any family or friends who are unable to attend the service for Tim may live stream the service by clicking here.

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  • It is with much sadness and respect we send condolences to Laura, Becca, Zach, Marilynne and their extended families with the passing of Frank. His memory will be instilled in his family’s hearts forever. He will be truly missed. Thinking of you all.
    Sandy and Ralph Krapf

  • Such a beautiful memorial. It was hard to watch without shedding a tear. Marilynne you were so blessed to have such a loving husband. For every tear that falls from your eyes there’s a prayer in my heart for you💔

  • Our thoughts are with you and your family. Be comforted knowing he is no longer suffering and is at peace.

  • Frank is now with his Lord and resting in Peace..he will be sadly missed but always remember ❤️
    Prayers to Marilynne and her family

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you, family and friends. Even though we miss all the good times we had in the neighborhood with you, knowing that you in a better place we are at peace.

  • my prayers are with you and your family. I know that you celebrate frank being in heaven. it is still a painful time for you and my thoughts will be with you.

  • Marilynne, I was so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He put up a hard fight and always kept on smiling through it all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through these difficult times. May he Rest In Peace and I know he will continue to share his music in heaven.

  • Sorry for your loss !! Please know that we are thinking of you and your family at this sad time!

  • Frank was always larger than life to me growing up and treated me like his 4th son. He was so full of joy and had the biggest laugh, I can still hear it in my mind. So sorry for your loss Marilynne, Frankie, Laura, Dan and Nate. He was a special person and I’m lucky to have known him

  • We will greatly miss Frank. He was kind and very patriotic. I remember him leading the pledge of allegiance at our holiday gatherings. My condolences to Marylynne and all their children and grandchildren. We have lost a great man!

  • may u rest in peace. We all love you like a brother and will be miss greatly

  • Dear Beckous Family, We are here for you to lean on after Frank’s death! Frank, receive your crown of glory in God’s presence- Your name and beautiful spirit will forever be stitched in our hearts! We pray for the entire grieving family! Always, Valerie and George

  • Dear Beckous Family, we are saddened by your loss and please lean on us for anything! I smile when I speak your name! I pray that Frank receives his crown of glory his name is stitched with a golden thread on my heart! Keep close, Marilynne ! Love and peace, George and Val😘🙏🍀🕊🌟

  • I would like to say I am very sorry for your loss and thank you for letting me come in and be his home health aide . I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers . Frank i will miss you RIP My friend .Karen wood

  • May you rest in peace Frank for you put up one hell of a fight. We hope all the fond memories carry Marilynne and your family through this difficult time.

  • Marilynne and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers on the loss of Frank 🙏 your loving husband, father and grandfather and brother. We are so grateful to have gotten to know both of you. Especially enjoyed hearing all the wonderful music he played here on Azzurri Court and at our 4th Friday gathering. He is resting in peace and will always be remembered by family and friends alike.
    Our deepest condolences, Lynn and Howard

  • Our thoughts and prayers to Marilynne and the Beckous family. Rest in Peace Frank. You are forever in our thoughts and memories.

  • Marilyn(, What beautiful pictures, if I screw up trying to see with tears in my eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Please keep in touch and when you are ready for a break let me know as door is always open. Hugs Karen

  • Marilynne, thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember this wonderful man and ALL that he stood for. His love and memory will remain close to you.
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Frank & Gayle

  • Marilynne-our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The video tribute to Frank was beautiful. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family.

  • Dear Marilynne & family, we are so deeply saddened at the loss of our dear friend Frank. We extend our most sincere condolences to you & your family. I’ve known you & Frank for over 50 years. We will always cherish all the memories we have of our friendship. We will always remember Frank as a loving husband to you, a wonderful father & grandpa, and dear friend to Joe & I. We know Frank is at peace with the lord, & we will all meet up again in heaven someday.
    Thanks for the memories Frank, love always Joe & Kathy.

  • So very sorry for your loss.
    May he Rest In Peace, with out pain. Sending healing love to the family’s.

  • Marilynne and family,

    May you find comfort in knowing that your loving husband and devoted dad now sees The Lord “face-to-face” and you all be blessed with peace as you journey through these difficult days. Frank truly was a wonderful Christian gentleman, a man of deep faith, a man of God. Hugs & much Love

  • Hello to Marilynne and the Beckous family, I was saddened to learn that Frank had died. I have many memories, all positive, of him. A good man who loved his wife and family. May God bless all of you during your time of grieving.