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In Loving Memory

Frank J. Descant, Jr.

February 5, 1942 – November 26, 2020

Frank J Descant Jr, age 78, passed away on Thursday November 26, 2020 after years of battling multiple health issues.  He was born at St Joseph's Hospital in Houston in 1942, the oldest child of Frank J Descant Sr and Anne Patricia Descant, nee McElgunn.  He attended Blessed Sacrament School, St Thomas High School, and the University of Houston.  While attending U of H and working at Woolworths in Palm Center, he met the love of his life, Ann Marie Malik, and they were married in 1964 at St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.  Frank and Ann lived in Houston and eventually moved to Friendswood in 1976.  He was a locomotive engineer on the Santa Fe Railroad for 31 years and retired in 2004.  In retirement he enjoyed visiting his cousins in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, volunteering for the Knights of Columbus fish fries at Mary Queen Catholic Church, and helping the retired priests of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Cheryl Kistner, and his brother Donald Descant. 

He is survived by his wife Ann, his children Frank III and wife Andrea of New Orleans, Shannon Larson and husband Jeff of Friendswood, John and wife Mei of Houston, and Steven and wife Jennifer of Kyle, TX, eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his brother Michael and wife Louise Descant, his sister-in-law Doris Descant, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. 

A Memorial Mass will be for immediate family only due to COVID concerns and public celebration will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Casa Juan Diego in memory of Frank.

The family would like to thank all those who cared for Frank over the past few years, especially Fresenius Kidney Care in Pearland, Apostle Home Health, and Tuscany Village Skilled Nursing Center.

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11 thoughts on “Frank J. Descant, Jr.”

    1. Yvonne & Jeff Bennett

      Heartfelt condolences to Ann and the Descant family. May your joyful memories of Frank lift you up during this difficult time.

      1. Terry and Debbie Clark

        Please accept our condolences for the loss of Frank. Our prayers are extended for peace and comfort to Ann and the family. May Frank's soul rest in peace.

  1. Patricia Durnien

    Met Frank both in Texas and Fermanagh. Enjoyed his company lots. Thinking of all the immediate family at this sad time.
    Lots of love from Patricia & Brian Durnien Lisnaskea Co Fermanagh. ☘️🇮🇪

  2. It was a pleasure to have met a gentleman like Frank. Rest in Peace.
    Thoughts are with you all from your cousins in Ireland xo

  3. Mary and Jim Vogas

    So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Our heart goes out to Ann and his family. We always enjoyed Frank's wonderful disposition. He was someone you could always count on. May your wonderful memories help you through this hard time.

  4. Frank was a great man loved by all a kind man great sense of humour, missed by your cousin's in Fermanagh Irelan

  5. Judy Dressendorfer

    Dearest Ann and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Frank was such a friendly and good person. May God be with you all at this time..

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