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February 22, 1938 - November 22, 2019

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in honor of our brother, Sir Knight, Frank DeWain on December 14th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church, 3781 SW 39th Street, West Park, FL 33023. The family requests that  you wear colorful attire to celebrate Frank's life.

It is with a heavy heart that I bring the news that our beloved brother SK. Frank DeWain passed away last week – on November 22nd, 2019 our brother answered his Father’s call to come home. Sir Knight, Frank suffered a stroke in 2016 and a VP Shunt was implanted in 2018. The last few months Frank suffered more than his wife and son could comprehend or digest; However, Patti tells me that through it all, he smiled and showed his love. She said, “When Frank passed he took part of my heart”. She continued saying, “Jonathan and I will miss him always”. Over the past few years brother Frank was in constant battle with health complications.  He has been in and out of the hospital but through it all Frank, his wife of thirty (30) years, Patricia and their son Jonathan were strong and relentless in the situation. That was to be expected, because Frank was never a quitter. He always wanted to help no matter what the task was. Many of you will remember him at our Council’s Fall/Winter Fish Fry. Every Friday evening Frank would be present with his family trotting along delivering a plate to an awaiting guest sitting at the end of a table across the room – knowing his health condition was not the best, we urged him to sit and relax; but our words would fall flat on the floor because our brother just would not have it any other way – he had to help. I remember him clearly telling myself and brother Frank Neumann, that he became a brother Knight because he believed in the mission, and that he appreciated and admired his brother Knights and the work we do, and he wants to add his time and talents, he wants to contribute, no matter what, how big or small. As of late, we noticed his absence at the council’s event and activities, and when we learned of a recent hospitalization, we understood why we had not seen Frank. Frank loved his family unconditionally, and that was on full display when they were together at Mass, or at a dinner event, or social gathering. His son Jonathan and him were inseparable, something to admire. Sir Knight Frank was a man with an extraordinary smile, a huge and giving heart, warm hug; and a genuine handshake. You knew he was authentic when you spoke with him. He was always ready to teach you if you needed a lesson. He was a man of deep faith, and was tremendously active in many Parish affairs at his home Parish  Annunciation Catholic Church in West Park, Florida. He designed and manufactured the Tabernacle table and huge heat in the background at Annunciation Church. He will be missed. In his younger years he attended military school.  He raced cigarette boats; logged the rights to Disney World with his logging company. With the lumber he made the benches in Frontier Land. That’s when he learned Epoxy Resin and begun the crafting of resined cypress clocks. With his resin work he started a custom woodworking shop in Lake Worth. Brother Frank is well known for his work constructing a number of restaurants along the east coast, adding to their decor, the finest countertops in the world. He mentored many craftsmen the skill and trade of building and mixing Epoxy Resin, amongst which, and including tradesmen in Italy and France. In fact, when we sit at our favorite dining and entertainment establishments and we slid a glass across that shinny counter to a friend, or stranger at the other end of the bar little do we know, Frank was most likely the master craftsman who erected that structure and give us that beautiful shinny mirror like surface that allows us to aimlessly pass the glass flawlessly to our pal sitting twenty (20′) feet away. His work is alive at many of the very renowned venues such as: our very own The Monahan Hall bar; Blue Martini; Joe’s Stone Crab; Colorful Clipper Salon; McSourley’s; Stout’s; Bobbi Rubino’s; Grimpa’s; Tropix Night Club; Polo Club; Nami’s; Nick’s; Dania Jai Alai; various projects for Emilio and Gloria Estefan; a tour bus for Willie Nelson; Hanna Barbara and King World Productions just to name a few. The man was very talented, and a genius. Frank was always a happy, kind and loving man; a true family man and friend. The staff at Annunciation Church and School will attest to his temperament, his works, his warmth and embrace, his volunteerism, and the might of a man he was. He loved to teach others – that was part of his giving heart, the make up of his fabric. That, my brothers and sisters, is a sentiment that all of us who knew and loved this brother will appreciate and share……A beautiful and unquestionable, an incomparable legacy. In addition to his wife of 30 years, Patti and son Jonathan, Frank is also survived by son Christopher and daughter Deanna Morel; grandchildren Amanda Tsigonias, Robert Caswell, Gina Clayton, Renee Morel and Ricki Mills as well as 15 great grandchildren whom he loved all so much A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in honor of our brother, Sir Knight, Frank DeWain on December 14th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church, 3781 SW 39th Street, West Park, FL 33023.  The family requests that  you wear colorful attire to celebrate Frank’s life.