Frank Brindisi 1935-2020

STRUTHERS — Frank Brindisi, 85, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, with his loving family by his side.

Frank was born July 20, 1935, in Youngstown, the son of Lodovico “Dominic” Brindisi and Rosina Presto Brindisi. Frank was a graduate of Struthers High School and attended Youngstown State University.

Frank held many jobs, including working at Youngstown Sheet and Tube, Clemente Ambulance and Funeral Home, owned his own concrete business, Brindisi-Rouzzo Construction, but worked 30 years at Federal Wholesale in Hubbard.

Frankie enjoyed fishing, classic car shows, and you could often spot him at Struthers High School Wildcat and Mount Union College Raiders games. He also loved the Cleveland Browns, polka music, playing his accordion in his early years, and traveling. He loved going to the beach every year and the Smoky Mountains.

“Frank the Tank,” a nickname he gained after overcoming many health challenges, is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rosemary Morris Brindisi of Struthers; his two daughters, Lori (Brindisi) Thielman of Olmsted Falls and Jennifer Brindisi of New Middletown; sons-in-law, Bill Thielman and Kenneth Aspenleiter; and five grandchildren, Nicholas, Arianna, Michael and Matthew Thielman, and Ellason Aspenleiter.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; sister, Maryann Angelilli; two brothers, Dave and Dominic “Duke” Brindisi; and a son, Anthony Brindisi.

Frank’s humor, generosity, warmth and way of lighting a room, and his devotion to his family and friends will be deeply, deeply missed.

Family and friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers, 700 Fifth Street. A memorial service will follow from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is requested that friends and family wear masks, if able, and maintain social distancing guidelines.

Contributions can be made in Frank’s name to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley at www.rescuemissionmv.org or to the Second Harvest Food Bank at www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org.

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