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Death of Life Member & Former Chief Engineer Roscoe L. Davenport - Frankford, DE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It is with our sincere regret that members of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company Station 76 announce that Life Member and former Chief Engineer Roscoe L. Davenport answered his final alarm on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Chief Engineer Davenport joined the fire company in 1959 and served the citizens of Frankford and its surrounding communities for more than 40 years. He became a Life Member in 2000 and though he no longer actively served as a firefighter, he remained an active member of the fire company through his participation in company meetings and functions. Chief Engineer Davenport served as Assistant Engineer for the majority of his tenure with the fire company and was elected Chief Engineer in 1974, a position he held through 1975. Chief Engineer Davenport was preceded in death on March 4, 2005 by his wife, Ruby Elizabeth St. John Davenport who was a charter member of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Their decades of service to the community and the fire company are sorely missed. Arrangements for Chief Engineer Davenport will be handled by Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, DE where a viewing will take place on Monday March 18th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will commence at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with internment to follow at the Dagsboro Redmens Memorial Cemetery located on Iron Branch Road in Dagsboro. Any fire company personnel wishing to pay their respects are asked to muster in Class A uniform at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company, 7 Main Street, Frankford, DE no later than 10:30 a.m. Frankford Fire Company personnel will conduct a walk through at 11:00 a.m. to pay their final respects. In honoring the family’s wishes, we ask that no firefighting apparatus be utilized for the service.