Frank Brindisi

July 20, 1935 ~ October 21, 2020 (age 85)


Struthers – Frank Brindisi, 85, passed away Wednesday, October 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 Ohio.

Frankie enjoyed fishing, classic car shows, and you could often spot him at Struthers high school wildcat games 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 was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish/St. Nicholas Church in Struthers.

“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, Jennifer Brindisi of New Middletown, sons in law, Bill Thielman and Kenneth Aspenleiter; 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 from 11am to 1pm, Saturday, October 24 at the Clemente funeral home in Struthers, 700 Fifth Street. A memorial service will follow from 1-1:30pm.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, it is requested that friends and family wear mask, if able, and maintain social distancing guidelines.

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


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October 24, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Clemente Funeral Home Struthers
700 Fifth Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471

Memorial Service
October 24, 2020

1:30 PM
Clemente Funeral Home Struthers
700 Fifth Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471


Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley
962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown OH 44510

Second Harvest Food Bank
2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown OH 44509

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