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Frank Rosser Dunaway, Jr.

Frank Rosser Dunaway, Jr., age 86, of Atlantic Beach, FL, passed away Wednesday November 16, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL, with his loving wife Connie at his side. Frank was born in Jacksonville on June 23, 1930 to Frank Rosser Dunaway, Sr. and Grace Herrick Dunaway. Mr. Dunaway received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida; an MBA from Kent State University; and was a Fellow in the Alfred P. Sloan Program at the Stanford University School of Business. He served a total of 30 years in the U. S. Air Force and U. S. Air Force Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was employed as a Mechanical Engineer by Babcock & Wilcox where he helped build power plants across the country. He later taught economics at Kent State University where he won a Fellowship to the Alfred P. Sloan program at the Stanford School of Business. From there he worked for IBM before being lured to the Manhattan, NY management consulting firm of Golightly & Company International where he worked as a Sr. Vice President. He ended his career by using his credentials to work with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. He was very active in the Masonic Lodge and was raised to Master Mason in 1956 and then entered the York Rite in Ohio. He was a member of the Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 and served as Worshipful Master in 1994. He served as the Lodge’s elected representative to the Executive Committee of the George Washington National Memorial Association. He served as Deputy Grand Master for Masonic District 1-A and is Past High Priest of Mount Vernon Royal Arch Chapter No. 14, a Past Commander of Old Dominion Commandery No. 11 and Past District Deputy Grand Commander for the Grand Commandery of Virginia. As a member of the Alexandria Scottish Rite he was invested a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor. He loved sailing, building things with his hands and of course his Masonic Lodge Brothers. His quick wit was usually ready with a great pun to make us smile and groan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Rosser Dunaway, Sr. and Grace Herrick Dunaway. He is survived by: His wife of 64 years, Connie Dunaway; 3 sons, Frank, Neal and Geoffrey; 8 Grandchildren, Melissa (Segers), Amanda, Vanessa, Sean, Brian, Kevin, Kiera and Reagan Dunaway and 5 Great Grandchildren, Michaela, Abigail, and Daniel Dunaway and Dean and Scarlett Segers. He is also survived by his loving sister, Blanche Cosgrove. Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday December 2, 2016 at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Gainesville, FL with Masonic Rites and Military Honors. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Shriner’s Hospital for Children at www.shrinershospitals.org.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!