Command Master Chief Frank “Skip” Joseph Scanlon (Ret.)

April 30, 1937 - June 4, 2023

04/30/1937 - 06/04/2023

Frank “Skip” Scanlon was born April 30, 1937 to Arthur Francis Scanlon and June Elizabeth Scanlon (of Irish descent), in Los Angeles, California. He was the first of eight children. He grew up in and around Los Angeles. At the age of 19 years old he joined the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman eventually becoming the rank of E9. He was Master Chief of the Command at Portsmouth Naval Hospital when he retired.

During his Naval career, he served on ships as a Hospital Corpsman as well as doing two tours in Vietnam, one as a Medic with the Marine Corps. While in the Navy, he earned his B.S. in Accounting and a Masters in Public Administration. He became the Supervisor of Environmental Health of the Virginia Beach Public Health Department.

Skip married the love of his life, Annette McGraw of Eutaw, Alabama in 1957. They shared a lifetime of travel. Their eldest daughter Cynthia Ann was born in 1957 in Pensacola, Florida. Their second daughter Kimberley Scanlon was born in 1960 in Naples, Italy.

Skip’s sense of humor endeared him to friends and coworkers alike. He adored his wife, family, and all things Irish. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, coworker, and a friend to all he encountered.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Cindy Scanlon-Cook (Kenyon) and Kimberley Scanlon Trax (David), granddaughter Rebecca Meredeith Trax (Zachary Beals). His first grandchild Kyle David Trax predeceased him.

You are adored daddy, and we know that one day we will all be together again as a family.
Erin Go Braugh!
Beidh muid le cheile aris.
Your grateful family,
Cindy and Kenyon, Kim and David, and Rebecca and Zachary.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to JDRF. A celebration of Skip’s life will be announced at a later date.
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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
3 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Command Master Chief Frank “Skip” Joseph Scanlon (Ret.)

, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Command Master Chief Frank “Skip” Joseph Scanlon (Ret.)

, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †