Charter Member Captain Frank V. Medeiros, RIP
- Captain Frank V. Medeiros USMS (Ret.), RIP
Captain Frank Vincent Medeiros passed away peacefully on January 2, 2012 at his home in Fremont, California. He was 90 years old. Frank was born in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts and was one of ten children.
He was a decorated World War II Merchant Marine and Commander of the Hellenic Post 230 in San Francisco.He was active in many veteran activities especially the Golden Gate Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans. He was a charter member of the Navy League's Pacific Merchant Marine Council.
He loved the restored liberty ship SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN and its rich World War II history. Frank served on a similar ship and had exciting stories he gladly shared.
Captain Frank's wife, Linda R. Medeiros preceded him in death. Frank is survived by his three children, Michael, David and Suzanne Smith. Frank enjoyed his six grandchildren; Mike, Amy, Nina, Eric, Jessica and Kassandra.
The Captain had a full life and will be missed. Donations to the SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN, 1275 Columbus Ave Ste 300, San Francisco CA 94133-1315 or the Pacific Merchant Marine Council, PO Box 191403, Sacramento CA 95819-1403 in his memory are most appreciated.
It was Frank's wish that there be no church service upon his death. Instead, on the SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN's Memorial Cruise scheduled for May 27 there will be a short service on the fantail and his ashes will be scattered at sea. As in years past, the Pacific Merchant Marine Council will have a wreath. For cruise information see: http://www.ssjeremiahobrien.org/EVENTS/cruises.htm.
Please visit his Guest Book, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/insidebayarea/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=155337339&iadid=search-www.legacy.com-www.insidebayarea.com, or share your comments on his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1320241912. Cards may be sent to family members via his son Michael, at 5498 Cleveland Pl, Fremont CA 94538-1010.