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Frank McDevitt

June 8, 1932 — December 22, 2023

Pocono Pines


R. F. Frank McDevitt, 91, of Pocono Pines, PA passed away on December 22, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in 1932 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Elmer and Ruth (née Junker) McDevitt.

Upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954, Frank joined the U.S. Naval destroyer fleet serving on the U.S.S Floyd B. Barks and placed the U.S.S. John Paul Jones in commission. He was selected for the submarine force and served on the U.S.S. Sennet and completed his naval service as Lieutenant Commander of the U.S.S. Sea Lion.

Following his military service, Frank’s civilian career included executive leadership roles in The Singer Company, Poloron, Con Edison and Merrin Electric, followed by a return to government service as Director of Fleet Support for the U.S. Military Sealift Command.

Frank spent his retirement years in Pocono Pines, PA, where he was honored to actively contribute his time to several local community organizations. His favorite pastimes included spending time with family and friends, domestic and international travel, skiing, golf, fishing, jigsaw puzzles, reading, watching football, and giving back to his local community in any capacity and as frequently as possible.

Frank was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (née Nolan) McDevitt; loving father of Anne McDevitt, Maureen Jensen (Randy), John McDevitt (Gloria), Sheila Speckin (Kim Knight), Paul McDevitt (Kristin Evins), Elise Nolan (Craig); proud grandfather of Nolan Jensen, Katelynn Jensen, Jessica McDevitt, Connor McDevitt, Zachary McDevitt, Ryleigh McDevitt, Steven Speckin, Sean Speckin, Katrina Botelho; great-grandfather of Charlotte Speckin.  Frank was predeceased by his children, Mary and Timothy McDevitt.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 2:00-5:00 PM Thursday, December 28, 2023 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Church, 5112 Pocono Crest Rd., Pocono Pines, PA 18350 and to his Funeral Mass 11:00 AM Friday, December 29, 2023 at St. Maximilian Church, at the above address. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to any of the charities, of donor’s choice, listed, all of which were very close to Frank’s heart:  Pocono Lions Club,, American Legion, Pocono Submarine Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, St. Maximilian Kolbe R.C. Church, Lake Naomi Club, Lehigh Valley Home Health & Hospice Services 



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Thursday, December 28, 2023

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Friday, December 29, 2023

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