Frank W. Singleton

October 28, 2022


Frank W. Singleton, Jr. passed away at his home in Chesapeake, VA, on October 28, 2022, after a long illness. He was a loving husband and father and an enthusiastic golfer, hunter, and poker player.

He worked for more than 30 years in the healthcare industry where he helped found Children’s Specialty Group, a physician-owned, multi-specialty pediatric practice dedicated to teaching, patient care, and research. Frank used his business savvy and his straight-talking to help the physicians, partners, and staff of CSG provide medical services to the children of Hampton Roads and beyond. He was particularly proud of enabling the work of Drs. Kenji Cunnion and Neel Krishna, whose life-saving research could revolutionize the care of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in infants.

Frank loved spending time on his family farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the golf course with his friends. He enjoyed taking his beloved rescue beagle for long walks to sniff out rabbits, liked cooking (especially ribs and Thai food), and was a long-suffering Washington Commanders fan. Frank will be remembered for his dependability, his sense of humor, and his love for his friends and family. He will be deeply missed. 

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, daughter, Kelly, and brother, Donald. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the ASPCA or your local animal shelter. No funeral is being held, but a celebration of life event is planned for the future. Details will be provided at a later date.

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Cheryl (Thomas) Strickland
19 days ago

Bonnie, I was so sorry to read of Frank’s passing. I will keep you and Kelly in my prayers.

Alva Roman
19 days ago

Bonnie and Kelly
I was so sorry to hear about Frank if I can do anything for you please call my thoughts and prayers are with you both

Arno Zaritsky
21 days ago

Frank had a major impact on my life and I will miss him dearly. I would not have ended up coming back to CHKD without Frank’s efforts. I learned so much from Frank about the business of medicine and more importantly, about more effectively dealing with people. Frank had a remarkable ability to look at a situation and understand the issues and how to proceed most effectively. He also understood what motivated or worried individuals and used that insight in negotiations. I marveled at the way he negotiated with the medical school and the hospital to get the best outcome for the subspecialty group.

Frank also encouraged me to play golf and we enjoyed many weekends on the links. During those times he frequently talked about Kelly and was proud of what she was doing. Although golf became frustrating for Frank over time, I learned that no matter how much he may have struggled during the round, you never wanted to bet him lunch on who would win the 18th hole. I ended up paying way too often. 

Justin John
21 days ago

Frank was a big reason I joined Children’s specialty Group. He really made it what it is today. An incredible group to be part of. He was such a fun guy to talk to and always a straight shooter. He will be dearly missed. RIP. 🙏🏽

Tom Stevenson
22 days ago

As a golf pro, I had the privilege of serving Frank at several area courses over a period of about 30 years. Frank was always a kind and friendly person, a tough but fair competitor and a good sportsman, win or lose. RIP Frank.

Judy White
22 days ago

Bonnie, I am so sorry to read of Frank’s passing. Please know you and Kelly are in my prayers. It’s been a few years since our Wang days but I haven’t forgotten.

Wayne Sykes
22 days ago

Sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Good man from a great family.

Terry and Rusty Bryan
22 days ago

Bonnie and family,
So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Bonnie, I worked with you at Wang Laboratories and met Frank a few times at Wang functions.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Dwight Moulin
22 days ago

Bonnie and Kelly:
It was my great pleasure to have known Frank over many years and to call him my good friend. I first met Frank when we worked together at EVMS and enjoyed working with him. He was a consummate professional. He was a man of honor, integrity, and wisdom, attributes that made him an outstanding leader. He also had a great sense of humor with a quick wit. He was fun to be around. We shared many happy memories on the golf course, including our two-man team championship win at Hell’s Point in our more accomplished golfing days. Our days together on the golf course, and our conversations driving together to and from the golf course, are some of my fondest memories. Frank was one of the best men I have ever known, he was a great man. I can attest to the fact that he loved his family. I will miss him.

Kendra Menefee Croshaw
22 days ago

I am sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. I worked at CHKD for many years and knew him well. He was a great guy, and he could always make me laugh. Bonnie, he always spoke so fondly of you and the family. I know there are no words. I lost Glenn, my husband of 26 years in May, 2020. I share your pain. God bless.

Most sincerely,

Kendra Menefee Croshaw