Frank J. Rinella
March 4, 1922 – April 4, 2021
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Frank J. Rinella, who passed away at age 99 on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanette (née Paradise) and Alma (née Franklin); dear companion of the late Patricia Dedula; dear brother of the late Salvatore Jr., Leonard, and Lena; cousin, uncle, and great uncle to many. Frank was the proud veteran of the Army Air Corps in WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star during his service in the Pacific Theater. Over his long life, he was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and enjoyed big band music and dancing. Right up to the end, he enjoyed listening to his favorite conservative talk-show hosts, and especially loved playing bingo and scrabble. All who visited Frank at the North Park Senior Living center during bingo or scrabble times knew they were in for a wait until the games were over.
Donations in Frank’s honor may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 4, at 10am at St Bartholomew Church, 14865 Bagley Road. Please meet at Church. Interment will be at 1:30 pm the same day at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd, Seville, OH 44273.
- Salvatore Rinella, Father (deceased)
- Anna Dinovo Rinella, Mother (deceased)
- Jeanette (née Paradise) Rinella, Wife (deceased)
- Alma (née Franklin) Rinella, Wife (deceased)
- Patricia Dedula, Companion (deceased)
- Salvatore Jr., Leonard, and Lena, Siblings (deceased)
Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, May 4, 2021