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Frank Auciello

Frank Auciello

Born 1924-01-10
Died 2020-10-09
Obituary

Frank Joseph Auciello, 96, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020. Frank was born in 1924 in Lynch, Kentucky to Italian immigrants. He moved with his family to Cincinnati as a youth and attended Roger Bacon High School where he remained a strong supporter throughout his lifetime. Frank also bravely enlisted and served our country in the Navy during WWII for 3 years. He met the love of his life, Shirley Jean Lewis, and raised 8 beloved children as well as many more kids that would call him Dad. He retired after 35 years as a stedfast career salesman for Prudential Insurance Company. He had been retired for 38 years! In that time he most enjoyed traveling with Shirley, especially their memorable trip where they drove all the way to Alaska, California, and back! They loved to travel across this beautiful country in their motor home, visiting friends and family along they way, or going to an all-time favorite - Lake Norfolk in Arkansas. Dad and his daughter Sheri had many wonderful winters at their home in the vibrant community of Corkscrew Woodlands in Estero, Florida. This circle of friends will always be very special to him, he was looking forward to another winter there. Frank and Shirley were long time parishioners of St. Gabriel Church in Glendale, Ohio. They were married there, as were each of their children. Frank loved to donate his time and resources to many charitable causes, including helping family and friends with projects big and small. He spent many years volunteering his time as "Mr. Fix-it" for Maple Knoll Village, helping others much younger than himself. He was an avid reader and could finish a book in record time. It was one of his favorite pastimes, especially in his later years. He was cutting the grass well into his 90's and even climbing on his roof to fix things - which his children obviously did not support! He taught his family many things: the value of hard work, the value of a dollar, the value of family, and the value of travel and relaxation. Pride describes Frank in his patriotism, charitable nature, independence, care of Shirley in her lengthy battle with Alzheimer's, and devotion to his family. He was blessed to live a long, healthy and abundant life, surrounded by loved ones. Frank remained living in his home and quite independent until his last days. Just a few weeks ago Frank hosted his annual family cabin weekend with his children - it was a greatly anticipated and special gift he gave to the kids every year. It goes without saying that he will be greatly missed. Frank leaves behind his family and many others who we consider family. He was preceded in death by wife Shirley Jean Auciello (nee Lewis), son Larry Dean Auciello, and 3 brothers Alfred Auciello, Dante Auciello, and Joseph Auciello. Devoted Father of Sheri Jean Auciello; Frank Dennis Auciello and wife Mary; Peggy Ann (Auciello) Halpin and husband, Joe; Mary Diane (Auciello) Birk and husband Matt; Michele (Auciello) Turner and husband Chris; Denise Irene Auciello and husband Rob Diesel; & Laura Lynn (Auciello) Geraci and husband Frank. Cherished grandfather of Tony Auciello (wife Brighton), and Michael Auciello; Brittany (Halpin) Golueke (husband Geoff), Sklyar, Delaney, and Joseph Patrick Halpin; Luke Birk (wife Erin), Kirby and Riley Birk; Wesley, Spencer, Colby, and Samuel Turner; Macalister Auciello Conklin; Nicolai and Adeline Geraci. Loving Great-grandfather to Walden Auciello; Noah, Juniper, and Harper Birk. Public visitation will be held on Wednesday October 14, 2020 from 5-7:30 pm at Spring Grove Funeral Homes Tri-County 11285 Princeton Pike Cincinnati, OH 45246. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday October 15. Due to Covid 19 restrictions Mass will be private. Thursday, October 15th - Rest Haven Cemetary Burial at 12:30 and reception following at Frank's home in Glendale; all are welcome! Memorial donations can be made to The Greater Cincinnati Alzheimer's Association, in memory of his beloved Shirley. Also he was an avid supporter of Food for the Poor and Right to Life. We thank you for being a special part of Frank's wonderful life!

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