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DiCicco & Sons Funeral Homes

5975 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, OH

OBITUARY

Frank J. LaPuma "Frank the Tank"

February 28, 1922July 25, 2020
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Frank J. LaPuma "Frank the Tank" age 98, passed away July 25, 2020. U.S.M.C Veteran WWII, member of Knights of Columbus Gilmour Council #310. Beloved husband of the late Caroline (nee Loparo); dearest father of Thomas and Annamarie Mismas (Aloysius, deceased); devoted grandfather of Denise Augsburger (Jeff), Justin and Alison Markovic (Elie); great grandfather of Kyle and Katie; dear brother of the following deceased, Salvatore (Angie) and Mathew (Ellen); dear uncle, great uncle and friend to many. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Frank's memory to Cleveland VA Medical Center, Attn: June Knowlton, Heroes Harbor 10701 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106. Private family services were held with burial at Knollwood Cemetery. Online condolences www.diciccoandsonsfh.com

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Frank J. LaPuma "Frank the Tank"

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Ken Flanigan

August 1, 2020

I will miss Frank. We were golf partners for a few years on the Fowler’s Mill league. Even though we were 44 years different in age, it was funny, We were like brothers on that league from the Red side, at the Mill on those beautiful summers evening. Frank always told everyone I was his secret weapon to win, but I believe Frank had more faith in me with my drives then I did! I use to go up to Punderson years later to see Frank. We always said we have to get together and play again, but I regret we never did. I hope to see you in Heaven brother. RIP Ken Flanigan

Joey Kelley

July 29, 2020

Marie & the rest of the family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for updating me the last few months , it meant so much ! We had some great convos that I’ll always remember . I’ll also never forget my 6 years working with Frank @ Fowler’s Mill and our friendship thereafter. Countless memories. He was a great mentor. I could go on and on and on.

Shawn Oneill

July 27, 2020

Rip Frank

Stan & Nancy Augsburger

July 26, 2020

Marie, Justin, Alison & Denise ,
We are thinking of each of you at this difficult time. You have some wonderful memories to give you strength at this time.
Our love, Stan & Nancy

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Frank and Carol

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Celebrating Frank at the 2019 Memorial Day parade.

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Franks veteran banner on Mayfield Road.

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Frank riding in the parade for being a WWII Marine Vet.

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Frank and Carol

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Celebrating Frank at the 2019 Memorial Day parade.

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Franks veteran banner on Mayfield Road.

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Frank riding in the parade for being a WWII Marine Vet.

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The family at the Indian's game. Frank loved baseball and he was a superstar that night.

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Frank's 98th Birthday!

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