OBITUARY

Frank A. Benham III

August 10, 1943March 12, 2019

Frank A. Benham III (75), of Palm Coast, FL passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on August 10, 1943 in Melrose, MA to the late Frank A. Benham Jr. and Pauline Benham (Bennett). He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from MIT and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Frank had a 40+ year career as an engineer and information technology manager at ExxonMobil and as a consultant with Carmagen Engineering. The majority of his career was spent in New Jersey with several overseas assignments in Aruba, London, Paris and Thailand. While living in Brookside, NJ, he served on the local Zoning Board of Adjustment for 18 years and also served as President of the local library Board of Trustees. In 2005, Frank moved to Palm Coast where he became active locally. He was a charter member and co-leader of the Grand Haven Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) and served as chairman on the Flagler County CERT Advisory Council. He was also a member of the Flagler Emergency Management Volunteers (FEMV), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Flagler County Library for many years. Frank enjoyed traveling, playing croquet, exploring new technology and was a life-long Patriots and Red Sox fan, but his greatest loves in life were his wife, children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Paula; children, Rebecca and Peter (with wife Stacy); grandchildren, Paige and Rhys; sister, Brenda Benham Kimball; nieces, Debbie Locker and Tracy Ricci. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, c/o University Advancement, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609 or online at www.wpi.edu/+give. Funds may be designated to civil engineering in his name. Donations in his memory may also be made to Dr. Wolpin’s Research Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research (memo line) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Angelle Kettlewell, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or www.danafarber.org. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 11:00am. Friends may gather from 10:00am until service time at the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home. To express online condolences please go to: www.craigflaglerpalms.com. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.

Services

8 April

Memorial Gathering

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home

511 Old Kings Road South
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136

8 April

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home

511 Old Kings Road South
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136

REMEMBERING

Frank A. Benham III

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Christine Bertolini

March 22, 2019

Frank will be dearly missed. Remembering him as a kind and gentle soul. We enjoyed playing croquet with him for many years. Always had a beautiful smile, and was never lost for words. My fondest memories of Frank was when he bought his new Tiquan, Volkswagen. The same week he purchased his car, my husband and I purchased the same one. Each time we passed each other up with our "family cars", we would talk about how pleased we were in being Volkswagen owners. We always shared stories together regarding our cars. Having that in common, I got to know Frank better. He was truly a wonderful man with a song in his heart, and he will be missed by so many people. R.I.P. my friend......Chris Bertolini

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Biography

Frank A. Benham III (75), of Palm Coast, FL passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on August 10, 1943 in Melrose, MA to the late Frank A. Benham Jr. and Pauline Benham (Bennett). He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from MIT and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Frank had a 40+ year career as an engineer and information technology manager at ExxonMobil and as a consultant with Carmagen Engineering. The majority of his career was spent in New Jersey with several overseas assignments in Aruba, London, Paris and Thailand. While living in Brookside, NJ, he served on the local Zoning Board of Adjustment for 18 years and also served as President of the local library Board of Trustees. In 2005, Frank moved to Palm Coast where he became active locally. He was a charter member and co-leader of the Grand Haven Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) and served as chairman on the Flagler County CERT Advisory Council. He was also a member of the Flagler Emergency Management Volunteers (FEMV). Frank enjoyed traveling, playing croquet, exploring new technology and was a life-long Patriots and Red Sox fan, but his greatest loves in life were his wife, children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Paula; children, Rebecca and Peter (with wife Stacy); grandchildren, Paige and Rhys; sister, Brenda Benham Kimball; nieces, Debbie Locker and Tracy Ricci. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, c/o University Advancement, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609 or online at www.wpi.edu/+give. Funds may be designated to civil engineering in his name. Donations in his memory may also be made to Dr. Wolpin’s Research Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research (memo line) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Angelle Kettlewell, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or www.danafarber.org. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 11:00am. Friends may gather from 10:00am until service time at the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home. To express online condolences please go to: www.craigflaglerpalms.com. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.