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Frank Tamburro

Frank J. Tamburro age 96, beloved husband for 70 years of Mary (nee Skidlesky); loving father of Frank J. Jr (wife Diana), Nick (wife Gloria), Nancy J Blanco (husband Paul) and the late Cindy Eiben (husband Gary); devoted grandfather of Erica McDonough (husband James), Frank (wife Amanda), Nicholas (wife Samantha), Christopher Eiben, Catherine Sallah (husband Kevin), Dennis Blanco, Daniel Eiben (fiancé Emily) and great-grandfather of Daniel, Nicholas, Frank, Olivia, Madison and Nicholas; cherished son of the late Nicolas and  Isabella (nee Nero); dearest brother of the late James, Rose Skidlesky, John and Antoinette Yafanaro; dear uncle and great-uncle of many. WWII U.S. Army-Air Corp Veteran.  

Frank was born on September 22, 1922 in Baranello, Italy and peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his wife and children on February 21, 2019. He lived in Wickliffe and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Frank was a proud WWII US Army-Air Corp Veteran, Signal Air Warning Battalion, 13th Air Force South Pacific.  Frank retired as a member of Operating Engineers Local 18 and worked for National Construction Company as a heavy equipment operator. After retirement Frank & Mary enjoyed traveling the country visiting friends and family.  Frank enjoyed restoring classic cars especially the ‘57 Thunderbird, tractors and anything with wheels.   Frank enjoyed being outdoors. Golfing, camping and boating were favorite activities.  He also loved watching the Cleveland Indians. Frank was truly the life of the party. He was outgoing and could strike up a conversation with anybody. He had a true knack for storytelling and had a great sense of humor. Frank will be remembered most as a loving husband and father.   Frank was always optimistic, determined and driven in everything he did throughout life.  Frank will forever be missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Frank to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 12 NOON at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church (Wickliffe). Burial will take place on Wednesday February 27 at 1PM with Military Honors at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman Ohio. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Frank at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) TUESDAY 10:30-11:30 AM.

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  1. Dear Frank, Diana and the whole Tamburro Family. Our sympathy on the passing to Eternal Rest of your Father, Frank. Eternal Rest grant unto Frank Sr., O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon Frank Sr. May Frank Sr.’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Matthew 5:4: Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

  2. The Wickliffe High School Class of 1968 extends our deepest sympathy to Frank, Diana and the whole Tamburro Family.

  3. My sincerest condolences to the entire Tamburro family. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Nancy and Nick and family…so very sorry to see that your dad has passed away… God bless you all. Our sincere sympathy to you all in this very difficult time.
    Jan and Steve Urbanski

  5. Denise Seman (LaPorte)

    To Nick and family, Many years have passed since I met your dad and I am sorry to learn that he passed away. My sincere condolences. I live out of state or I would attend the wake. Again, my sympathy to all. God Bless.

  6. Our family extends its deepest sympathies .We have made a donation to St. Jude in the name of Frank Sr.
    Growing up with with your family in the 60’s was a true definition of what family is. Frank Sr. served our country with distinction in the pacific, but more importantly was a great husband, father , and man. May your soul rest in Peace. God Bless the Tamburro family.
    With love and sympathies. George, Janice, Georgeann, Dr. Doug, Dr. Jenn, and Jackson Walled

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