Frank C. “Chip” Lillich Jr.

Frank C. “Chip” Lillich Jr. - Rochester Cremation

Frank C. “Chip” Lillich Jr., 83, of Rochester passed away on February 10, 2024 after a long illness.  He was born May 12, 1940 to Frank C. Lillich and Marie (Weldon) Lillich.  He graduated from the Allendale School in 1958 and from the University of Rochester in 1963 with a degree in business administration.

For several decades, Chip owned two income tax preparation businesses, Yates Credit Corporation and Lillich’s Tax Service.  He retired to Florida for several years but eventually returned to Rochester.  Chip was a renowned golfer, winning the RDGA championship eight times and the Oak Hill Country Club championship fourteen times.  He was inducted into the University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame and the RDGA Hall of Fame.

He was predeceased by his wife of 31 years, Lana (DuBois) Lillich.  He is survived by two daughters, Linda Beckford (Kevin) of Pittsford and Susan (Bruce Porth) of Vermont and three granddaughters, Lily and Rachel Porth and Paris Beckford.

The family thanks the staff of St. John’s Home for their care and compassion for Chip over the past several months.  A celebration of life will be held in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Chip’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or to a charity of your choice.

6 Condolences

  1. Meg Mead Peters on February 17, 2024 at 12:59 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Chip’s passing! My family were members of Oak Hill Golf Club for many years and knew Chip’s Mother and Grandfather Jimmy Weldon well! My Uncle, Charles F. McKenna was the head golf pro at Oak Hill for many years and he and my Dad, Dick Mead, my Uncle Charles McKenna, Chip, and his Grandfather, Jimmy Weldon would play golf together often! Chip was one of the best golfers in the Rochester NY area! Chip and I went on a few dates together.

    • Linda Beckford on May 25, 2024 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Meg! Thank you so much for the condolences. Please email me at I’d love to give you details on dad’s celebration of life.

  2. Tommy Springer on February 19, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    My sincere condolences to Chip’s entire family! I was lucky enough to have known him in many golf capacities; as his Oak Hill locker was right next to my dad’s, for forty years! I was also lucky enough to lose to him in a couple Club Championships and he was always a class act! Wonderful man and what a player! He will be sorely missed but always remembered fondly! God has gained a scratch golfer to his team and he’ll be driving it right down the middle! God Bless you Chipper! Sincerely….Tommy Springer Jr.

    • Linda Beckford on May 25, 2024 at 12:16 pm

      Hi Tommy,
      Thank you! Please email me at I’d love to give you the information on my dad’s celebration of life.

  3. Thomas Springer on February 20, 2024 at 10:29 pm

    I would like to express my sincere condolences to Chip’s family! I was lucky enough to grow up in a very close golf vicinity to him; as my dad’s locker was right next to his in the men’s locker room at Oak Hill. I was also lucky enough to lose to him in a couple Club Championship matches. He was always a class act and never had anything but a kind word for me! He will be sorely missed; but God can depend on him to captain His golf team and absolutely, hit it down the middle every time! God Bless you Chip and thanks for all the memories! Sending prayers your way! Tommy Springer Jr.

  4. Natalie and Charles Raab and family on February 25, 2024 at 1:02 pm

    Sorry to hear of m y cousin’s passing. It was always nice going to see Chip, his mother and grandmother and grandfather and then down the street a couple of times to his house. I remember one time we had the family down to my parents summer place in Cohocton. We had a nice time that day with relatives. The last time I saw him was at a memorial service for our Uncle Vaughan. We exchanged Christmas cards for a long time but lost contact with him over the past few years. Please let us know if they have a memorial service for him. We would love to come. We will remember him always as a down to earth and caring person.

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