OBITUARY

Frank Charles Bess

October 24, 1935June 9, 2018
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Frank C. Bess age of 82 of Sandwich, MA. Passed away at his home on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Frank was born in Gwanda, NY. To Charles & Eva Marie Bess and raised in Shinglehouse, PA. In 1954 Frank joined the US Airforce. He was stationed at Cape Cod and served on the crash boats at the Sandwich boat basin with Air Sea Rescue.

In 1956 Frank married Carol Melix and together they raised three children. After the service Frank worked for Commonwealth Electric/ N-Star starting out as a meter reader and retiring as senior engineer managing their planning department. He hiked 21 of the 4000 foot mountains in New Hampshire. He hiked in the National Parks located in the west and canoed the rivers in the east. Frank was involved in the masons in his younger day and was a member at Gateway Christian Center in Cotuit serving as an elder.

Frank is survived by his wife Carol of 62 years, his son Charles Bess of South Sandwich and his wife Maria Sisliano Bess, his son Joel Bess of West Barnstable and his wife Katie Murphy Bess, and his daughter Lori McCombs of Sandwich and her husband Mark McCombs. Frank leaves behind 11 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Sandwich Town Cemetery at the end of June. A celebration of life memorial service is scheduled for July 14, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Gateway Christian Center located on 4966 Falmouth Rd., Cotuit, MA 02635. All are welcome.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 14, 2018
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