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Frankie Nasseri

FRANKIE A. NASSERI age 24, cherished son of Nadette Russo and Keyan Nasseri (Sheila Rubin); loving brother of Arsom Nasseri and Dominic Davis; treasured grandson of Frank Russo (husband Michael Calabrese) and Chela “Che Che” (nee Lobello) Blackburn (husband Steve) and Shamus and the late Ali Nasseri and  great-grandson of Ann Lobello; dearest nephew of Shelly Marous (husband Chip), Vince Russo (wife Shannon), Tara Hanchar (husband Jeff) and the late Frankie Russo; dear great nephew and cousin to many.

Frankie lived in Willoughby Hills for the past few months, and prior to that lived in Mayfield Village. He attended Mayfield High School for three years before graduating from Solon High School. He attended Ohio University and Cleveland State University. Frankie worked as a poker dealer at JACK Cleveland Casino. He loved playing the violin and violin music. He enjoyed movies, playing poker, Cleveland sports, and cats, especially his beloved three-legged feline friend Peanut. His family and friends described him as caring, compassionate, funny, and witty. He was also kind, gentle, reliable, motivated, and very intelligent. He will be greatly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Frankie to Cleveland Animal Protective League 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio  44113. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church. Burial following at Knollwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Frankie at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) Friday 5-8 PM. 





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  1. Betty Potter Haller :

    So sorry for your loss. May Frankie rest in peace. You will be in my thoughts and prayer during this difficult time.

  2. Andrea Newcomer :

    My dear Frankie. I loved you with all my heart and will miss your smile, your wit, your cute laugh and your sense of humor. Oh how you loved your family and how they loved you. Rest in peace sweet Frankie until we meet agsin.

  3. Your son and I became friends in highschool when he came to Solon. Im writing you because I wont be able to attend the funeral though I wish I could. I havent seen him in probably a year or two, he was one of the good ones. Always had a smile on his face and a sense of humor that could lighten the mood of any room. Im so sorry for your loss, he will be missed by many, more than you know <3

    • Adam,
      Thank you very much for your kind words about Frankie. This is a devastating loss and we are truly heartbroken. Frankie was a wonderful person.
      -Nadette Russo (mom)

  4. Debbi Mazanec :

    My Dear Frankie, This breaks my heart to write this. Monday night we had such a great 45 minute talk at work. You were excited about meeting the half way mark to your new future. You kidded me about not passing you on the road the next time your car burned up. For the 2 years that I knew you, you brought sunshine to my life. I loved you for the great person that you were. You will be missed deeply. Until we meet again ,”May all cats gain access”Love You

    • Debbi,
      Thank you for your kind words. As you know, Frankie was a wonderful and loving person. Its a devastating loss and we are truly heartbroken.
      -Nadette Russo (mom)

  5. Mandana Mozayeni, Taraneh Tabib-Azar :

    We send our deepest condolences and are so sorry for this devastating loss. We will always have the fondest memories of Frankie and keep him in our hearts forever. He was a loving brother and son and will be alive in our memory. He will be greatly missed.

    • Mandana,
      Thank you so much. Frankie was truly a wonderful and loving person. He will be greatly missed by so, so many. Our hearts are truly broken.

  6. Nicole Aveni :

    Sending condolences to the Nasseri and Russo families. I’m so very saddened to hear of Frankie’s passing. Frankie had the most beautiful smile that went straight to your heart. May God bring you strength. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Nicole,
      Thank you so much. Frankie will truly be missed by so, so many. He was a wonderful person. Our hearts are broken.
      Nadette (mom)

  7. Frankie, We hardly knew each other but I wanted to let you know that I counted you as a friend and brother at the JACK Casino Poker Room. May your soul rest in peace and your family remember the good times you shared with them and all the others in your life. You will be missed.

  8. Kathy & Larry Zolata :

    So sorry to hear of Frankie’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with your entire family.

  9. Steve & Rosemarie DeJohn :

    Dear Nadeem & all Frankie’s family,
    We send you our deepest sympathy at the loss of Frankie. I remember when he was born! May the many wonderful memories of the years sustain you all as you work through acceptance of his loss. We send you love & prayers.

  10. Charles Switzler :

    So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. May God bless you and keep you strong during this difficult time. Frankie, you will be missed by us all in the poker room. I always enjoyed working with you, and above all having you as a friend. Rest in peace brother….

  11. Candy Gibbons :

    Nadeen, Che Che, and all Frankie’s family,

    I was saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Frankie. I remember him as a baby and how his grandfather held him and kissed him constantly. May God be with all of you during this time and always.

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss, My prayer and thoughts are with your family

  13. Nadette and family. My deepest condolences. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord. May the happy memories get you through this dark time.

  14. Karen Bogomolny :

    Nadeen, Arsom and family-
    We are so sorry for your loss. I remember Frankie as a little boy- Arsom, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bogomolny family

  15. Paul Dicesare :

    Nadette, at a loss for words. My deepest sympathies to you and your family in this tragically sad time. Even though I only knew him as a dealer, I could easily see that he was a kind gentle soul.
    May you find peace in the fact that he will be missed by many

  16. Audrey Alatas :

    My Deepest Sympathy to Nadette, Keyan, the Nasseri and Russo Families.
    My Your Memories and Love keep your beautiful boy live in your heart. I was
    so saddened to hear of you loss.

    • Audrey,
      Thank you so much. Frankie was a wonderful person. Its a devestating loss and our hearts are truly broken.

  17. Don and Pat Payne :

    So sorry to hear about your terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Don and Pat Payne (Mayor).

  18. Jackson Family :

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

  19. St John Family :

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your sudden loss of Frankie. Frank and our son were friends and we will always remember his wonderful smile and infectious laugh. Your entire family is in our prayers, God Bless.

  20. Sandy Pantina and family :

    It is with a very heavy heart that we send our deepest condolences to you Nadette and all the Russo and Nasseri families for the loss of your son Frankie. May he rest in peace forever and may God console you during this very difficult time.

  21. Ms.Russo, I’m so sorry to have heard about Frankie, my heart is heavy this evening, you and the Family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. To all of our family and friends,
    Thank you all for the kind and loving words you posted. Frankie was a kind, wonderful, loving boy with a heart of gold. This is a tragic loss and we are all truly heartbroken. He will be missed so, so much. Please keep us in your prayers.
    Frankie’s mom & dad
    (Nadette & Keyan)

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